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Red Sox vs. White Sox - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox (36-36) at Boston Red Sox (39-32)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

J Shields (2-9) (6.28) vs. R Porcello (8-2) (3.76)

The Line: Boston Red Sox -212 / Chicago White Sox +196 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds

TV: WGN/NESN

The Chicago White Sox look to sweep the Boston Red Sox Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The White Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been hit or miss recently, but they have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 78 hits, Melky Cabrera has 37 RBI and Jose Abreu has 10 home runs. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 2-9 with a 6.28 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Shields is 9-13 with a 4.37 ERA and 142 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

Red Sox vs. White Sox - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Red Sox need a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.13 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 104 hits, Mookie Betts has 51 RBI and David Ortiz has 18 home runs. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 8-2 with a 3.76 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 10-8 with a 4.09 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 4-12 in their last 16 road games. The Red Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 6-0 in Porcellos last 6 home starts. The White Sox are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Boston.

It is tough to sweep a team in a four-game series, and it's been even tougher for Shields to have a solid outing this season. With Porcello on the mound, you have to like the Red Sox to bounce back and get the victory at home.

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Boston Red Sox -1.5

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