Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

From Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, we have the Red Sox and White Sox facing off in an AL matchup. Boston is 32-33 and they are 3rd in the AL East, while the White Sox are 17-48 and are 5th in the AL Central. Chris Flexen will start for the White Sox, and the Red Sox are starting Zack Kelly.

Boston is the betting favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -165 compared to the White Sox at +136. Sunday's over/under line is currently at 9 runs, and NESN will be televising this game.

Boston vs. Chicago Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Red Sox at White Sox
  • Where: Guaranteed Rate Field Chicago
  • Date: Sunday, June 9th
  • Betting Odds BOS -165 | CHW +136 O/U 9

Red Sox vs White Sox Last Game Recap

Chicago cruised to an easy 6-1 win over the Red Sox in the most recent game of this series. The White Sox had a huge 5th inning, scoring five of their six runs. As for the Red Sox, they scored their only run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the White Sox were the +195 underdogs.

Nick Nastrini only went 4 1/3 innings for the White Sox but gave up just one hit and one earned run. Tanner Banks came out of the bullpen for the win. Brayan Bello had a rough outing for the Red Sox, going just 4 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on nine hits.

Gavin Sheets and Paul DeJong each homered for the White Sox, while Lenyn Sosa scored twice and drove in two runs while going 2/4. Bobby Dalbec hit the game's only other home run for the Red Sox.

Red Sox Preview

So far this season, the Red Sox have an over/under record of 27-33, with their games averaging 8.5 runs per contest. Boston's series record is 8-9-3, and they trail the White Sox 2-1 in their current series. The Red Sox are 18-15 straight up on the road, but they have a 10-22 run line record at home.

In the AL East, the Red Sox are in 3rd place, 12.5 games behind the Yankees, with an overall record of 32-33. Boston has lost two straight games and is 5-8 in divisional matchups this season.

Right-hander Zack Kelly is getting the start for the Red Sox today as he faces the White Sox on the road. He has made 13 appearances this season but has not made a start, and his ERA is 2.00. Kelly's WHIP for the season is 1.17. In his 18 innings of work, he has allowed two home runs and is averaging 8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 5 walks. The last time he pitched was on June 8th, where he went one-third of an inning out of the bullpen and didn't give up a run. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Kelly has finished with a no-decision in each of his last four appearances.

Heading into today's game, the Red Sox are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game. As a team, the Red Sox are batting .247, which is 6th in the league, and they have the 8th most home runs in the MLB. Boston has been good at limiting strikeouts this season, as their team strikeout numbers are the 25th worst in the league.

Rafael Devers comes into the game with a team-high 13 home runs, which is 9th in the MLB. He is also 2nd on the team with 32 RBIs and is batting .284 for the season. Devers has also been hot of late, going 9/29 in his last eight games with three homers. Jarren Duran has also been swinging a hot bat, going 10/33 in his last eight games, including two home runs.

White Sox Preview

Chicago has a 17-48 overall record, and they are 25 games behind the Guardians in the AL Central. The White Sox are 5th in the division, with a 5-19 record against AL Central teams this season. They have lost six straight series and have an overall series record of 4-15-1.

Against the run line, the White Sox are 28-37 this season, with a 17-17 record at home. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs, resulting in a 31-31 over/under record. When the O/U line is 9, their record is 2-6-1, and the average total line for their games is 8 runs.

Chris Flexen is getting the start for the White Sox today and comes into the game with a record of 2-5 and ERA of 5.19. So far this season, he has made 11 starts, and opponents are batting .248 off the right-hander. Flexen has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 7.02 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Flexen gave up one earned run in five innings of work against the Cubs. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. The right-hander has allowed at least one homer in four straight outings.

Paul DeJong has been the White Sox's top power threat this season, as his 11 homers is 1st on the team and 11th in the league. DeJong is also 2nd on the team with 24 RBIs. However, DeJong is batting just .234 this season. Andrew Vaughn has been hot of late, going 8/20 in his last five games, including two homers and six runs scored. For the season, he is batting just .217.

As a team, the White Sox are the worst hitting team in the league, with a team batting average of .218. They are also dead last in on-base percentage and OPS. Overall, they are averaging just 3.1 runs per game. This is also the worst mark in the league.

Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction: White Sox ML +136

With the White Sox sitting at +136 on the money line, we see them as a great value pick in this one. Our predicted score is 6-5 in favor of the White Sox, and with the payout, we would recommend locking in a White Sox win.

If you're looking for a potential parlay, you could look to take the under, as the line is sitting at 9 runs, and we have this game finishing with a combined 11 runs.

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