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MLB betting line favors White Sox over Red Sox

Boston Red SoxChicago White Sox
July 31, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Odds

65-40TEAM RECORD52-53

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Boston battle on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Andrew Miller gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 4-1 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Mark Buehrle, who will be looking to improve on his 8-5 mark.

View Boston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -120 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox - Red Sox odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.9 per game.

Boston brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 5-ranked defense.

The Red Sox were a 10-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 10-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Jon Lester.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Boston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Boston
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Monday, August 1
Chi White Sox home to NY Yankees, Monday, August 1