Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -185 and Chicago at +174. The Red Sox have a 17-13-1 over/under record and a 11-20-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 12-16-0 against the run line and have a 16-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 17-13-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 11-20-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 16-11-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 12-16-0 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); is upgraded to expected to start Thursday vs Boston Red Sox
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 14-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 6.30 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 133 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 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 259 base hits and 149 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 293. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Boston is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 34 hits this season in 109 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 129. Mookie Betts is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Red Sox have 247 hits, including 56 doubles and 34 home runs. Boston has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 242 times as a unit. They have left 209 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 13-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.03, Reynaldo Lopez has a 2-3 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 249 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 5th in the league. The White Sox hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .368. He has 34 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 113 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 144. Tim Anderson is hitting .365 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 38 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .587. The White Sox as a unit have 253 base hits, including 48 doubles and 36 homers. Chicago has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 269 occasions. They have had 205 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 142 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -185
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