White Sox vs. Red Sox - 5/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (15-11) at Chicago White Sox (19-8)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C Buchholz (0-3) (6.51) vs. J Danks (0-4) (7.25)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +110 / Boston Red Sox -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox play Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field on ESPN.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 36 hits, Mookie Betts has 17 RBI and David Ortiz has five home runs. Clay Buchholz gets the nod, and he’s 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox also look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The White Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox are an impressive 15-0 this season when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 30 hits, Jose Abreu has 17 RBI and Todd Frazier has seven home runs. Carlos Rodon takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Buchholzs last 6 starts. The White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Rodons last 6 home starts. The Red Sox are 4-1 in Buchholzs last 5 starts vs. White Sox.
Both teams are scoring runs by the boatload, but the White Sox are at home and there's been no reason to back Buchholz this season. It's not like Rodon has been any better, but the White Sox are at home and he's won five of his last six home starts. So, they should have the advantage here with both teams hitting the ball well.