The MLB is back on Sunday afternoon as the as the Chicago White Sox will head to the Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Red Sox in the final game of a three-game set. The White Sox will start with the Dominican Pitcher Reynaldo Lopez and on the other side, the Red Sox will give the nod to Rick Porcello.
Chicago White Sox Form
The Chicago White Sox are not having a great season this year. However, it seemed that they turned the tide as they won five of their last seven games. Yet that god form ended on Saturday as the Red Sox beat them with a score of 4-2. They will need to improve their offence in order to get something out of this game against the solid Red Sox team. The White Sox have averaged 3.97 runs per game and have allowed 5.41 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the White Sox has been poor so far this season as they are placed on the 25th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.92 runs per game, while also holding the 17th spot in hitting at .244 and the 18th place in homers with a total of 68 so far. On the mound, they have some poor stats as they are placed on the 27th spot in the league in ERA at 4.86, while also being placed on the 27th spot in WHIP at 1.46 and 30th place in K’s with 440.
Boston Red Sox Form
The Red Sox are one of the best teams this season. They have been very solid and the expectation is that they will be one of the main teams to challenge for the championship. They are in a tough race with the Yankees for the top spot in the division. However, the loss of 1-0 against the White Sox resulted with Boston dropping to the 2nd place in the American League East for the first time this season. The Red Sox have averaged 5.91 runs per game and have allowed 4.06 runs per game at their home ground so far this season.
Rick Porcello record against the White Sox stands at 11-8 with a 4.35 ERA in 23 starts. Porcello is 31-21 with a 4.28 ERA in 58 career starts here at Fenway Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Red Sox have been very good as they are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in scoring, putting up 5.23 runs per game, while also being the 1st team in hitting at .265 and 2nd in homers with a total of 93 so far. On the mound, they have solid stats as they are placed on the 7th spot in the league in ERA at 3.54, while also holding the 5th spot in WHIP at 1.20 and 2nd in K’s with 623.
The Red Sox are the clear favourites to win this game. Their offensive firepower is one of the best and the league and they have averaged 5.91 runs per game at home so far this season. On the other side, the White Sox have been struggling and their away record is not that great this season. Go for a Boston win in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox on 10/6/2018 is: Take the Boston Red Sox -213 (money line bet)
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