Thursday, the Boston Red Sox (20-23) visit the Chicago White Sox (22-21), at 8:10 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game set.
The White Sox (-111 moneyline odds to win) met the Red Sox (-107) in an expected close contest. The starting pitchers were Dallas Keuchel (2-4) for the Chicago White Sox, and Michael Wacha (3-0) for the Boston Red Sox.
The White Sox beat the Red Sox 3-1 yesterday, with Lucas Giolito winning (6.0 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 7 K) and Jake Burger leading the offense (going 1-for-3 with a home run. And three RBIs). Rich Hill (5.0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 K) lost to the Red Sox.
Before the matchup White Sox vs. Red Sox, here’s everything you need to prepare for baseball action there.
Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Betting Lines
Major League Baseball odds have from Typical Sportsbook. Odds were updated Thursday at 2:04 ET. For a complete list of sports odds, access the USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.
Favorites: White Sox (-111, bet $ 111 to win $ 100)
Underdog: Red Sox (-107, bet $ 107 to win $ 100)
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White Sox Stats and Trends
White Sox Betting Records
The White Sox have entered the game as favorites 33 times this season and won 18, or 54.5%, of those games. Chicago has an 18-15 record, a 54.5%win rate, while favored by -111 or higher by oddsmakers this season. Moneyline bookmakers share a 52.6% chance of winning for the White Sox. Chicago and its opponents have beaten 17 of 47 games in total this season. The White Sox are 22-25-0 ATS in 47 games with a spread this season.
Dallas Keuchel (White Sox Probable Starter)
The White Sox’s Keuchel (2-4) will start his eighth season. The left-hander gave up six earned runs in four pitched innings on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the New York Yankees. The 34-year-old has an ERA of 6.60 and 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average of .323 in seven games this season. He has one quality start on seven occasions this season. Keuchel has made four starts from five or more innings on seven occasions this season, and averaged 4.1 frames on pitches. The Red Sox have scored 191 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. He was batting .250 for the campaign with 39 home runs, his 19th in the league. The left hand has allowed the Red Sox to be 8-for-24 with doubles and two RBIs in six innings this season.
White Sox Batting Stats
The White Sox house 38 ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. The offense for the White Sox has a slugging percentage of .358 this season, 23rd in MLB. Chicago has a batting team average of .233 this season, which ranks 18th among MLB teams. The White Sox have scored the third -lowest number in the league this season with just 154 (3.6 per game). Chicago has an OBP of just .289 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. The White Sox rank third in MLB in strikes per game with an average of 7.4 whiffs per contest.
Red Sox Stats and Trends
Red Sox Betting Records
The Red Sox have come away with nine wins in the 23 contests they have listed as underdogs this season. Boston has a 9-13 win-loss record when favored by -107 or worse by bookmakers this year. Sportsbooks have been provided with a moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 51.7% chance of pulling out a win. The Boston game has surpassed the total on 16 of 43 occasions. The Red Sox have a 23-20-0 spread record in 43 games with the lineup this season.
Michael Wacha (Red Sox Probable Starter)
The Red Sox sent Wacha (3-0) to the mound for the seventh start of the season. He was 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 22 strikes in 30 2/3 innings. In the last outing Friday against the Seattle Mariners, the right hand went 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while giving up four hits. The 30 -year -old has an ERA of 1.76, with 6.5 strikes per nine innings in six games this season. The opposing batsman has a batting average of .162 against him. Wacha is looking to take a quality start of the second season in this match. Wacha led the game with four outings from five or more innings this season. He will take the mountain against the White Sox offense who ranks 20th in the league with 336 total hits (at .233 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .358 (23 in the league) with 38 home run total (21 in MLB action).
Red Sox Batting Stats
The Red Sox are 19th in MLB play with 39 home runs. They averaged 0.9 per game. So far this year, the Red Sox’s .400 percent slugging is the ninth-best in baseball. Boston’s .250 batting average is the fifth-best in MLB. The Red Sox score the 10th highest in baseball (a total of 191, 4.4 per game). Boston ranks 18th in the league with a .307 percentage on base. The Red Sox strike 8.0 times per game to rank ninth in the league.
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