Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/7/14
Chicago White Sox (42-47) at Boston Red Sox (39-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Scott Carroll (R) (1-5) (7.474) vs. Clay Buchholz (R) (3-4) (6.222)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -184 / Chicago White Sox +174 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox face off on Monday at Fenway Park for game one of their series.
The Boston Red Sox don’t look a lot like the team that won the World Series last season and it looks doubtful they will be defensing their title. The Red Sox are 21-24 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and are coming off of back to back losses to the Orioles. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .243 with Dustin Pedroia hitting .284, Mike Napoli hitting .267, and David Ortiz hitting .261. The Boston pitching staff has an ERA of 3.86 with the starters at 4.17 and the bullpen at 3.24. For game one against the White Sox the Red Sox start Clay Buchholz who is coming off of one of his better outings of the season. For the season Buchholz has allowed 87 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 43 over 63.2 innings for a 3-4 record and a 6.22 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox have been fun to watch but as good as their bats have been their pitching as been equally as bad. The White Sox are 18-26 on the road this season, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win on Sunday. As a team the White Sox are hitting .251 with Alexei Ramirez at .286, Jose Abreu at .276, and Adam Eaton at .269. The Chicago Pitching staff has an ERA of 4.29 with the starters at 4.53 and the bullpen at 3.84. For game one at Boston the White Sox start Scott Carroll who has been clubbed in hos last four starts. For the season Carroll has allowed 75 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 26 over 57 innings for a 2-5 record and a 5.37 ERA.
Boston is 1-5 in their last six games, 1-5 in their last six home games, and 22-10 I Buchholz’s last 32 starts. Chicago is 5-9 as an underdog, 1-4 in game one of a series, and 1-5 in Carroll’s last six starts. Chicago is 1-6 in the last seven meetings with Boston.
We have two pitchers who get shelled plenty and this one will be a slugfest but there is now way Buchholz nor the Red Sox are playable at this price.
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