Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox 6/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. David Price
The Chicago White Sox visit Fenway Park on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and David Price for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +229 and Boston at -250. The White Sox have a 26-29-5 over/under record and a 33-27-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 34-29-0 against the run line and have a 31-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-29-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 33-27-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 31-30-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 34-29-0 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
06/08/18 RF J.D. Martinez Back left last game, is "?" Friday vs Chicago White Sox
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 20-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon is expected to make his season debut for Chicago. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 215 hitters and walked 92 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 4.94. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 525 base hits and 290 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 256 batters and struck out 430. 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 4.79.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 62 hits this season in 225 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 100. Jose Abreu is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 234 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The White Sox have 498 hits, including 100 doubles and 68 home runs. Chicago has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 555 times as a unit. They have left 389 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 238 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 43-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, David Price has a 6-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 68.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 222 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 495 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 611 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 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Andrew Benintendi comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .378. He has 69 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 231 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 145. J.D. Martinez is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 72 hits in 229 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .646. The Red Sox as a unit have 589 base hits, including 142 doubles and 93 homers. Boston has walked 196 times this year and they have struck out on 487 occasions. They have had 426 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 335 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +229
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