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White Sox visit Boston Red Sox in MLB clash

Chicago White SoxBoston Red Sox
Aug 31, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Odds

56-77TEAM RECORD80-56

Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

The Red Sox will turn to Jake Peavy and his 10-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send John Danks (4-10) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-230 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox and the league No. 12-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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. 15 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -168 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Hector Santiago's start, as they lost 4-3 against Boston on Friday at Fenway Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few White Sox at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Boston, Sunday, September 1