Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox MLB Picks 6/26/2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Chris Sale
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (36-40, 3rd in AL Central) go to Fenway Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (43-37, 3rd in AL East). The White Sox open this contest at +295 while the Red Sox are coming in at -335. The O/U is set at 9.
The White Sox have been hot and cold for MLB wagerers, having gone 36-40-0 SU. The Red Sox are covering 53.8% of the time, going 43-37-0 straight up. The Red Sox have been an excellent choice for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 37-30-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 40.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 22-33-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a good Under choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 37-38-1.
The White Sox are covering 41.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 16-23-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston is covering 50.0% of the time at Fenway Park, going 19-19-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a very good Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 44-33-3.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
6/24/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/20/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/19/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/18/2019 Welington Castillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
6/25/2019 Brock Holt 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/24/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/24/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/24/2019 Heath Hembree RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/22/2019 Tyler Thornburg RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/19/2019 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Hector Velazquez RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/15/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/8/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 36-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 80 strikeouts over his 86.2 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 244 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 666 base hits and 364 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 606. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 78 hits this season in 302 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 109. Tim Anderson is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 268 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The White Sox have 648 hits, including 114 doubles and 88 home runs. Chicago has walked 192 times so far this season and they have struck out 704 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 327 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 43-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Chris Sale has a 3-7 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 95.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 367 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 673 base knocks and 346 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 808 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .362. He has 79 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 127. Rafael Devers is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 93 hits in 302 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Red Sox as a unit have 745 base hits, including 157 doubles and 113 homers. Boston has walked 317 times this year and they have struck out on 683 occasions. They have had 591 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 429 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +295
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