White Sox vs. Red Sox Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/7/2022

by | May 7, 2022

Seeking their 11th win of the year, the Chicago White Sox (10-13) are favorites (-131) on the moneyline when they take on the Boston Red Sox (10-16) Saturday at 4:10 PM ET. Dylan Cease will get the ball for Chicago while Boston counter with Nick Pivetta.

White Sox vs. Red Sox Spread and Betting Line

White Sox vs Red Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
White Sox -131 +112 8 -107 -113 -1.5 +132 -157

Computer Predictions for White Sox vs. Red Sox

Our computer pick: Boston Red Sox (+112) and Over (8)

White Sox vs. Red Sox Game Info

  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Dylan Cease
  • Boston Red Sox probable starting pitcher: Nick Pivetta
  • Game Day: Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchup

Cease Pivetta
5 GS 5
3-1 W-L 0-4
2.48 ERA 7.84
29.0 IP 20.2
10 BB 13
39 SO 21

White Sox Starter Dylan Cease

  • The White Sox are sending Cease (3-1) to make his sixth start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts through 29 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels, the righty tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering one hit.
  • In five games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.48, with 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .165 against him.
  • Cease is looking to continue a second-game quality start streak in this game.
  • Cease will aim to last five or more innings for his sixth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.2 frames per outing.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 14th in the league with 200 total hits and 24th in MLB play with 90 runs scored. It has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.347) and ranks 26th in home runs (16) in all of MLB.
  • The 26-year-old’s 2.48 ERA ranks 23rd, .931 WHIP ranks 19th, and 12.1 K/9 ranks fifth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Red Sox Starter Nick Pivetta

  • Pivetta (0-4) will take the mound for the Red Sox, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 7.84, a 1.615 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.839.
  • Pivetta has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • Pivetta has made one start of five or more innings in five chances this season, and averages 4.0 frames when he pitches.
  • The White Sox rank 25th in MLB with a .221 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 20th in the league (.355) and 21 home runs.

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox have entered the game as favorites 18 times this season and won 10, or 55.6%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 7-5, a 58.3% win rate, when favored by -131 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the White Sox have a 56.7% chance to win.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 11 of 24 chances this season.
  • The White Sox are 9-15-0 against the spread in their 24 chances this season.

Red Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Red Sox have been victorious in four, or 28.6%, of the 14 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Boston has been victorious two times in nine chances when named as an underdog of at least +112 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Red Sox have an implied victory probability of 47.2% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in eight of their 26 opportunities.
  • The Red Sox have an against the spread mark of 14-12-0 in 26 games with a line this season.

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with a team-high batting average of .312.
  • Anderson’s home runs put him 63rd in MLB, and he ranks 151st in RBI.
  • Jose Abreu is batting .238 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 walks.
  • Abreu is 63rd in home runs in the majors, and 151st in RBI.
  • Abreu carries a six-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .278 with two home runs, five walks and four RBI.
  • Luis Robert is hitting .266 with three doubles, three home runs and two walks.
  • Robert has at least one base hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .400 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Yasmani Grandal is hitting .162 with two doubles, a home run and 10 walks.
Tim Anderson 20 .312 .329 .488 3 8 25
José Abreu 22 .238 .330 .388 3 8 19
Luis Robert 16 .266 .288 .453 3 6 17
Yasmani Grandal 20 .162 .266 .235 1 6 11
Jake Burger 17 .232 .254 .375 2 6 13

Red Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Xander Bogaerts leads the team in batting average with a mark of .354.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Bogaerts ranks 104th in home runs and 99th in RBI.
  • Bogaerts has collected a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Rafael Devers has racked up a team-high four home runs.
  • Devers ranks 35th overall in home runs and 99th in RBI this year.
  • J.D. Martinez has collected a team-high 13 runs batted in.
  • Alex Verdugo has sent home a team-leading 13 runs batted in.
Xander Bogaerts 25 .354 .404 .500 2 10 34
Rafael Devers 26 .284 .304 .459 4 10 31
J.D. Martínez 19 .306 .354 .556 3 13 22
Alex Verdugo 25 .217 .255 .337 3 13 20
Jackie Bradley Jr. 25 .200 .268 .293 0 6 15

Betting Tips for White Sox vs. Red Sox

Our best bet is the Red Sox on the moneyline at +112 after analyzing all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8 runs.

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