Dylan Cease gets the start for the White Sox (58-96, 28-51 away) against Nick Pivetta and the Red Sox (76-78, 39-38 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Red Sox leading 1-0. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox matchup.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BOSTON RED SOX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -151
This game will be played at Fenway Park at 4:10 ET on Saturday, September 23rd.
WHY BET THE BOSTON RED SOX:
- The White Sox have gone just 1-4 in their last five games.
- Over their previous ten games as the underdog, the White Sox are just 2-8 straight-up.
- In Dylan Cease’s 31 starts, the White Sox have a record of just 15-16.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
Looking to snap a three game losing streak, the White Sox are in 4th place in the AL Central. Chicago’s overall record sits at 58-96 while going 28-51 on the road and 30-45 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 50 series, and have gone 11-33-6.
Dylan Cease has made 31 appearances this season, with a .401 slugging percentage allowed and a WHIP of 1.45. His overall record stands at 7-8, with an ERA of 4.86. He has 196 strikeouts on the year, averaging 10.69 K’s per nine innings. On the road, Cease has gone 4-2, boasting an ERA of 7.17; at home he is 3-6 with an ERA of 4.70.
Dylan Cease will look to improve upon his last outing, where he pitched six innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits. Unfortunately, the White Sox were unable to come away with a victory, as they lost 4-0 to the Twins.
Over their last ten games, the White Sox are ranked 19th in the league in scoring at 3.6 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.1 per contest puts them 28th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Chicago is 22nd, with an OBP currently sitting at .294. The team’s collective batting average is .240 (17th).
Luis Robert Jr. has been one of the White Sox’s most consistent offensive contributors this season. The outfielder boasts a .264 batting average, 79 RBIs, and 37 home runs through 2023.
WILL THE BOSTON RED SOX TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 76-78, the Red Sox come into today’s game 5th in the AL East. When playing at home, they are 39-38 and 37-40 on the road. Boston has played in 50 series thus far, and have gone 23-23-4.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 9-9 record and 4.48 ERA so far this season. His ERA is 3.32 when he’s on the road, but it jumps to 4.98 when he’s pitching at Fenway Park. Pivetta has a 1.19 WHIP and opponents are batting .213 against him with a .417 slugging percentage.
Nick Pivetta notched a quality start in his most recent appearance, hurling 6 1/3 frames and surrendering two runs. Despite his impressive outing, the Red Sox were unable to get the better of the Blue Jays and fell by a score of 3-2.
With a season-long average of 4.9 runs per game, the Red Sox are the 9th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .261, with an OBP of .327. In Boston’s last ten games, they are 11th in home runs, having gone deep eight times in that span.
Bobby Dalbec has been a key contributor to the Red Sox’s offensive success over the past five games, leading the team in hits and batting .416. This season, he is hitting .310 with one RBI.