Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks & Predictions 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Dylan Covey
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Dylan Covey for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -165 and Chicago at +155. The Red Sox have a 18-14-1 over/under record and a 12-21-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 13-17-0 against the run line and have a 17-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 18-14-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 12-21-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 17-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 13-17-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/03/19 SS Tzu-Wei Lin Knee 10-day IL (05/03)
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 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 15-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.71 this season. He has 28 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 273 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 317. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Boston is hitting .243, good for 17th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .339 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 40 hits this season in 118 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 142. Mookie Betts is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 123 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Red Sox have 266 hits, including 57 doubles and 37 home runs. Boston has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 259 times as a unit. They have left 228 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 14-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Dylan Covey has a 0-1 record and a 3.00 WHIP. He has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 107 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.3. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 268 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 123 hitters and struck out 266 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The White Sox hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .361. He has 36 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 121 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 139. Tim Anderson is hitting .342 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 38 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .550. The White Sox as a unit have 267 base hits, including 52 doubles and 38 homers. Chicago has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 293 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 149 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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