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Dylan Axelrod, Aaron Cook take mound in Red Sox vs White Sox tilt

Chicago White SoxBoston Red Sox
July 16, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and Chicago on Monday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Dylan Axelrod for the White Sox on the hill facing Aaron Cook for the Red Sox. Axelrod brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Cook is 2-2 to date on the season.

View Chi White Sox vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 11 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -166 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago rolled to a 2-1 win against Kansas City on Sunday, as Chris Sale and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

In their last action, Boston was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field behind starter Josh Beckett.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few White Sox at Red Sox trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Chi White Sox are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
Chi White Sox are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Boston, Tuesday, July 17