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Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
The Line
Boston Red Sox -182 / Chicago White Sox +160 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
NESN
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The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field in MLB action on Saturday.

The Boston Red Sox will look to build on a 6-1 win in game two on Friday that tied the series up at one win apiece. Rafael Devers led the Red Sox by going 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs while Michael Chavis went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Mookie Betts had an RBI to round out Boston’s scoring in the win while J.D. Martinez went 3 for 5 at the plate. Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts each had a pair of hits as well in the winning effort for the Red Sox. Chris Sale finally got his first win of the season to improve to 1-5 after throwing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out ten. Eduardo Rodriguez will start game three and is 2-2 with a 6.16 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodriguez is 1-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 24 strikeouts against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox will look to rebound after being taken down in game two on Friday. James McCann went 2 for 4 with a double and Chicago’s lone RBI in the loss, while Yoan Moncada, Jose Rondon and Nicky Delmonico each had base hits as well in the defeat as the White Sox had just five hits as a team. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss, falling to 2-4 after allowing six runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out six over five innings of work. Manny Banuelos will start game three and is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Banuelos’ first career start against Boston.

Boston is 1-5 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter and 12-3 in Rodriguez’s last 15 road starts while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 Saturday games. Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 7-19 in their last 26 Saturday games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.

Banuelos has good numbers out of the gate, but both of his starts came against the Orioles and even with all of their struggles, the BoSox are a better team than Baltimore, so I expect the Red Sox to do some damage here. However, I’m not sold on Boston just yet, as Rodriguez has struggled and isn’t the most reliable pitcher in the world this season. Both teams have shown an ability to score some runs, so I’ll side with the over in this spot as I see this game hitting double digits on Saturday.

Pick:
Over 8.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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