Game three of this American League series sees the Red Sox (76-79, 39-39 home) and White Sox (59-96, 29-51 away) facing off at Fenway Park. The starting pitcher for the Red Sox will be Kutter Crawford, while the White Sox are turning to Mike Clevinger. Find out who I like to win in this Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox showdown.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BOSTON RED SOX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -158
This game will be played at Fenway Park at 1:35 ET on Sunday, September 24th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON RED SOX:
- The White Sox have gone just 2-3 in their last five games.
- Over their previous five games as the underdog, the White Sox are just 2-3 straight-up.
- Opponents are hitting just .179 against Kutter Crawford in his last two starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
With an overall record of 59-96, the White Sox are 4th in the AL Central. When playing at home, they are 30-45 and 29-51. So far, Chicago has a record of 34-34 against below .500 teams and have played in 50 series, going 11-33-6.
Starter Mike Clevinger has been a reliable presence in the White Sox rotation this season, boasting an 8-8 record through 22 appearances. His ERA of 3.42 is complemented by a K/9 figure of 7.86, while his FIP and OBP stand at 4.08 and .286 respectively.
Mike Clevinger notched a victory and a quality start in his last outing, guiding the team to a 6-1 triumph over the Nationals. He yielded one run and six hits in nine innings of work.
So far this season, the White Sox’s has gone deep 165 times, placing them 21st in the league. Over Chicago’s previous five games, they are 20th in runs scored, with their season average of 4 runs per game putting them 27th in the league. The White Sox’s overall team batting average stands at .239 along with an OBP of .293.
Eloy Jiménez has been a key offensive contributor for the Chicago White Sox this season, boasting a .274 batting average and .439 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, Jiménez has been particularly impressive, leading the White Sox with hits and posting a .304 batting average.
WILL THE BOSTON RED SOX TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 76-79, the Red Sox come into today’s game 5th in the AL East. When playing at home, they are 39-39 and 37-40 on the road. Boston has played in 50 series thus far, and have gone 23-23-4.
Today marks Kutter Crawford’s 30th outing of the season, with a 6-7 record, 4.20 ERA, and .282 OBP allowed. He has struck out 121 batters and holds a 1.14 WHIP. His ERA on the road is 2.86, while it stands at 6.93 at home.
In his most recent start, Kutter Crawford was not credited with the victory as the Red Sox defeated the Rangers 4-2. Nevertheless, he turned in a quality performance, yielding two runs on four hits over six innings of action.
During their last five games, Boston is the 12th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .242 and are averaging 3.2 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Red Sox are hitting .261 with an OBP of .327 while averaging 4.9 runs per contest. This figure puts them 8th in the league.
The Red Sox’s offensive leader, Rafael Devers, has been a consistent presence in the lineup this season. Boasting a .275 batting average, Devers has also compiled an impressive .513 slugging percentage and .355 on-base percentage.