Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 5/4/2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Manny Banuelos
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Manny Banuelos for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -165 and Chicago at +155. The Red Sox have a 18-13-1 over/under record and a 11-21-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 13-16-0 against the run line and have a 17-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 18-13-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 11-21-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 17-11-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 13-16-0 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
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
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)
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 14-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.16 and a WHIP of 1.53 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 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 4.95. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 268 base hits and 154 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 303. 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 4.49.
As a team Boston is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 36 hits this season in 119 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 144. J.D. Martinez is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Red Sox have 255 hits, including 56 doubles and 35 home runs. Boston has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 252 times as a unit. They have left 219 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 145 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Manny Banuelos has a 2-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 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 5.27. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 257 base knocks and 147 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 259 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 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 .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .352 with an OBP of .369. He has 38 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 150. Yoan Moncada is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 35 hits in 117 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .530. The White Sox as a unit have 262 base hits, including 50 doubles and 38 homers. Chicago has walked 94 times this year and they have struck out on 279 occasions. They have had 209 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 148 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -165
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