Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (41-65) at Boston Red Sox (60-49)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
C Rodon (1-4) (5.23) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) (4.16)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -225 / Chicago White Sox +207 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, CSCh
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The Chicago White Sox look to play spoiler after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The White Sox have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 15 of their last 16 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 122 hits and 68 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 191 hits and 84 RBI. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.23 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s second career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Red Sox scored nine runs in Thursday’s win and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 119 hits and 69 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia have combined for 212 hits and 97 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.16 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 5-0 in Rodons last 5 Friday starts and 4-10 in Rodons last 14 road starts. The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games, 4-1 in Rodriguezs last 5 home starts and 1-5 in Rodriguezs last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The White Sox are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
Rodriguez has been hit hard in each of his last four starts, but he has a decent ERA of 3.38 at home this season and has produced wins in five of his last eight games. Rodon has allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four games and has an ERA of nearly seven on the road. The White Sox are a team that's just waiting for the offseason and hard to back against teams fighting for a playoff berth. Give me the Red Sox here.