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Red Sox face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 29, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD10-11

The White Sox get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Josh Beckett for the Red Sox on the hill facing Gavin Floyd for the White Sox. Beckett brings a 2-2 mark to the game, while Floyd is 1-3 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as +120 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 1 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the White Sox on April 28. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jon Lester chucked 7 shutout innings at the White Sox in their last game, striking out 7 in a 1-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Sox at White Sox trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Boston
Chi White Sox are 14-7 SU in their last 21 games when playing Boston
Chi White Sox are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Boston home to Oakland, Monday, April 30
Chi White Sox home to Cleveland, Tuesday, May 1