Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 6/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Chris Sale
The Chicago White Sox visit Fenway Park on Friday, June 8, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +278 and Boston at -313. The White Sox have a 26-29-4 over/under record and a 33-26-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 34-28-0 against the run line and have a 31-29-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-29-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 33-26-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 31-29-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 34-28-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
06/01/18 RF Mookie Betts Side 10-day DL (05/29)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 20-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 215 hitters and walked 91 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 516 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 253 batters and struck out 424. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 62 hits this season in 221 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 104. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 230 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The White Sox have 492 hits, including 97 doubles and 68 home runs. Chicago has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 545 times as a unit. They have left 387 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 43-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Chris Sale has a 5-3 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 81 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 485 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 600 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .378. He has 67 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 226 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 143. J.D. Martinez is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 72 hits in 227 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .652. The Red Sox as a unit have 582 base hits, including 140 doubles and 92 homers. Boston has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 479 occasions. They have had 417 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 333 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +278
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