Boston Red Sox (93-42) at Chicago White Sox (53-81)
|Date & Time||Friday August 31, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox +142 / Boston Red Sox -152 --- Over/Under: 9
The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Boston Red Sox loo for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Red Sox have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 164 hits and 114 RBI while Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 295 hits and 146 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox look for a victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Chicago White Sox have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 129 hits and 78 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 241 hits and 104 RBI. Michael Kopech gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Kopech’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 11-4 in their last 15 vs. American League Central and 41-15 in their last 56 overall. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 21-44 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. The Red Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Eovaldi is coming off a downright brutal performance against the Rays and has given up 21 runs in his last 17 innings. Kopech has just eight innings under his belt, but he' lived up to the hype so far, averaging a strikeout per inning and allowing just one run during the process. The kid throws extremely hard and is going to be a nightmare for guys seeing him for the first time. The Chicago White Sox are also finishing the season strong and have been consistently offensively. It's nice to take a shot with the White Sox at home and the plus money.