The Chicago White Sox are in Fenway Park tonight for the second game of their four game series with the Red Sox. The White Sox won the first game scoring 2 runs in the 10th inning on their way to a 3-1 win. The thing is that the White Sox have actually played pretty good in Boston of late winning 6 of the last 9 games.
Head to Head Trends
White Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Boston Red Sox (-115)
The Boston Red Sox are 2nd in the American League East just 1 game back of the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox were super hot back in May but so far in June they haven’t been doing a whole lot winning just 7 of 17 games.
The Red Sox hot stretch was mainly due to their offense who were crushing balls but the hits are starting to dry up and so are the wins averaging just 2.80 runs per game over their last 5 games.
On the hill for the Red Sox today is Clay Buchholz who is 3-6 with a 5.86 ERA in his 10 starts this season. Buchholz has been horrible this season. It’s so bad he actually got demoted to the bullpen the last few weeks and this will be his first start since late May.
Boston Red Sox Trends
Red Sox are 8-20 in Buchholzs last 28 home starts.
Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Chicago White Sox (+105)
The Chicago White Sox are 4th in the American League Central 5.5 games back of the 1st place Cleveland Indians. Many people might forget but the White Sox were actually the best team in all of baseball the first 5 weeks of the season but it’s like they just fell off a cliff losing 26 of their last 37 games since.
Starting for the White Sox in this one is the big lefty Chris Sale who is 11-2 with a 2.94 ERA on the season. Sale started the season great winning his first 9 starts in dominating fashion but like the White Sox team as a whole Sale has also looked kind of suspect over his last 5 starts.
Chicago White Sox Trends
White Sox are 11-26 in their last 37 overall.
White Sox are 12-3 in Sales last 15 starts.
Game Pick Summary
I’m going with the Chicago White Sox over the Red Sox in this one. The White Sox have been struggling for a while now but no matter how bad they’re playing you almost have to take Chris Sale over Clay Buchholz especially as a +105 underdog.
Free Pick: Chicago White Sox +105 from Bookmaker