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Chicago White Sox take on Red Sox in baseball test

Chicago White SoxBoston Red Sox
May 30, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Odds

24-31TEAM RECORD30-23

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Red Sox (7-1 on the year) and Jake Peavy for Chicago (1-0 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-175 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 9-rated White Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Boston owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 13-4 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -148 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in John Danks' start, as they lost 13-4 against Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

Boston lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Tigers on May 29. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Justin Verlander in a losing cause, 3-0, against Detroit on Sunday.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few White Sox at Red Sox trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Boston
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Boston, Tuesday, May 31