Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (46-50) at Boston Red Sox (44-55)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Danks (5-8) (4.49) vs. J Kelly (2-6) (5.74)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -130 / Chicago White Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, NESN
The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox face off on Monday at Fenway Park in game one of their MLB series.
The Boston Red Sox have had an awful season but they are hoping to regroup for a strong finish. The Red Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 games, 23-24 at home, and they trail the Yankees by 12.5 games in the American League East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .252 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .310, Alejandro De Aza hitting .293, and Brock Holt hitting .280. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82 with the starters at 3.92 and the bullpen at 3.58. For game one against the White Sox the Red Sox start Joe Kelly who has allowed 87 hits and 51 earned runs while striking out 66 over 80.0 innings for a 2-6 record and a 5.74 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox have won their last four games and have clawed their way out of last place in the American League Central. The White Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 22-28 on the road, and they are 12.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. As a team the White Sox are hitting .244 with Jose Abreu hitting .289, Melky Cabrera hitting .272, and Avisail Garcia hitting .268. The Whote Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82 with the starters at 3.92 and the bullpen at 3.58. For game one in Boston the White Sox start John Danks who has allowed 119 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 73 over 104.1 innings for a 5-8 record and a 4.66 ERA.
Boston is 1-6 against a left-handed starter, 1-4 in their last five Monday games, and 1-4 in Kelly’s last five home starts. Chicago is 8-1 in their last nine road games, 5-1 as a road underdog, and 7-17 in Danks’ last 24 starts against the AL East. Chicago is 2-7 in their last nine games in Boston.
The over here looks like an obvious play but I will take the bait and that will be my free pick in this one.