Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Monday June 24, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Boston Red Sox -146 / Chicago White Sox +136 O/U: 9.5
The Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox will match up on the MLB diamond Monday to kick off their series.
The White Sox just finished up a set against the Rangers. After splitting the first two games by one-run differentials, on Sunday Chicago fell 7-4.
For the Monday game, the White Sox will be going with Lucas Giolito in the start. Across his 85.1 innings and 10-2 record this year, Giolito has as 2.74 ERA with 104 Ks and 29 BBs.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re fresh off a series versus the Blue Jays. Boston won 7-5 Friday and fell 8-7 Saturday. In the Sunday rubber match, the Red Sox were defeated 6-1.
Boston is going with Eduardo Rodriguez in the start on Monday. So far this year, Rodriguez is 8-4 with a 4.71 ERA and 93 Ks.
The White Sox are 6-2 in their last eight Monday games and 9-1 in Giolito’s last 10 starts. Chicago is 6-1 in Giolito’s last seven road starts and 5-1 in his last six with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 13-5 in their last 18 Monday games and the under is 6-1 in their last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP under 1.15. Boston is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams and 6-2 in the last eight at Fenway.
Giolito had a nice run of five quality starts going this month and an eight-game winning streak to his credit, but things came to an end at Wrigley his last time up as he surrendered six earned over 4.1 innings on seven hits.
It’ll be interesting to see if Giolito can bounce back in this opener, and it’s a great matchup to kick off the “laundry series.” I like the White Sox to have a decent shot here.