Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (56-68) at Chicago White Sox (58-64)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
J Kelly (6-6) (5.37) vs. J Samardzija (8-9) (4.64)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -131 / Boston Red Sox +121 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox face off on Monday in Chicago in game one of their MLB series.
The Chicago White Sox are wining down their disappointing season as they sit near the bottom of the American League Central division. The White Sox are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 30-28 in their ast 58 home games, and they are 16.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the White Sox are hitting .250 with Jose Abreu hitting .293, Melky Cabrera hitting .271, and Avisail Garcia hitting .266. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of3.94 with the starters at 4.15 and the bullpen at 3.47. For game one against the Red Sox the White Sox start Jeff Samardzija who has allowed 179 hits and 88 earned runs while striking out 127 over 170.2 innings for an 8-9 record and a 4.64 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox have had a rough season and their questionable roster moves make their future uncertain as well. The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 23-36 on the road, and they are 13 games back in the AL East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .265 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .314, Brock Holt hitting .287, and Mookie Betts hitting .287. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.59 with the starters at 4.78 and the bullpen at 4.26. For game one in Chicago the Red Sox start Joe Kelly who has allowed 119 hits and 63 earned runs while striking out 90 over 105.2 innings for a 6-6 record and a 5.37 ERA.
Chicago is 5-2 in their last seven home games, 2-5 against the American League East, and 2-5 in Samardzija’s last seven home starts. Boston is 4-1 against the AL Central, 3-9 in their last 12 games as a road underdog, and 4-0 in Kelly’s last four starts.
When these two team play runs are scored and the over has hit in the last four meetings of these two and the over is the play here as well.