Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 5/2/2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Lucas Giolito
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -156 and Chicago at +146. The Red Sox have a 16-13-1 over/under record and a 10-20-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 12-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 16-13-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 10-20-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 15-11-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 12-14-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Eduardo Nunez Back 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/29/19 P Ryan Burr Shoulder 10-day IL (04/25)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day IL (04/27)
04/28/19 LF Eloy Jimenez Ankle 10-day IL (04/27)
04/18/19 P Lucas Giolito Hamstring 10-day IL (04/18)
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 13-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 37 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 127 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 252 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 284. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Boston is hitting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 33 hits this season in 112 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 142. J.D. Martinez is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 105 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Red Sox have 238 hits, including 55 doubles and 32 home runs. Boston has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 237 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 134 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 12-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.30, Lucas Giolito has a 2-1 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.34. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 227 base knocks and 133 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 228 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The White Sox hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .394. He has 36 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .615 with an OPS+ of 170. Yoan Moncada is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 33 hits in 105 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .571. The White Sox as a unit have 237 base hits, including 47 doubles and 35 homers. Chicago has walked 85 times this year and they have struck out on 243 occasions. They have had 190 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -156
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