Red Sox at White Sox - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (15-10) at Chicago White Sox (18-8)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
S Wright (2-2) (1.37) vs. J Quintana (3-1) (1.47)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -133 / Boston Red Sox +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday night at the U.S. Cellular Field.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Red Sox are relying on an offense that’s scored 20 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 35 hits, Mookie Betts has 17 RBI and David Ortiz has five home runs. Steven Wright gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 1.37 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s second career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The White Sox also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The White Sox have been winning with a pitching staff that has an ERA of 2.65 and has allowed three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Chicago White Sox have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 28 hits, Todd Frazier has 17 RBI and Brett Lawrie has four home runs. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in Wrights last 7 road starts. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 4-1 in Quintanas last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Both of these teams are hitting their stride right now and looking to make an early statement to the rest of the American League. Quintana has been the slightly better pitcher so far this season over Wright, and the White Sox have to be thrilled to be back home after just playing nine home games.
Give me the White Sox.