Red Sox vs. White Sox - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (34-36) at Boston Red Sox (39-30)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
C Sale (11-2) (2.94) vs. C Buchholz (3-6) (5.86)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +110 / Chicago White Sox -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox play game two of their series early Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The White Sox have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.02 and have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 76 hits, Jose Abreu has 44 RBI and Todd Frazier has 19 home runs. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he’s 11-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Sale is 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Red Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been consistent this season, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 100 hits, Mookie Betts has 50 RBI and David Ortiz has 18 home runs. Clay Buchholz takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 3-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 3-13 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 12-3 in Sales last 15 starts. The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Buchholzs last 11 starts. The Red Sox are 5-1 in Buchholzs last 6 starts vs. White Sox.
The Red Sox are tough to beat at home and will be eager to bounce back from a tough loss on Monday. However, there's a big pitching advantage for the White Sox with Sale on the hill. Have to back Chicago on the road.