Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox odds, tips and betting trends | May 25

On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox (21-21) are hosting the Boston Red Sox (20-22), at 8:10 PM ET. The Red Sox have won six in a row.

The White Sox are favored at home (-172) against the Red Sox (+146). The Chicago White Sox will hand the ball to Lucas Giolito (2-1, 3.90 ERA) looking for win No. 3 on the season, and the Red Sox will counter with Rich Hill (1-1, 3.90).

The Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-3 yesterday, with Nick Pivetta getting the win (6.0 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 5 K) and Christian Vazquez leading the way offensively (going 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI). Dylan Cease (3.0 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 4 K) took the loss for the White Sox.

Get ready for the White Sox vs. Red Sox with everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s baseball action.

Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: White Sox (-172, bet $172 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Red Sox (+146, bet $100 to win $146)
  • Over/under: 8

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White Sox Stats and Trends

White Sox Betting Records

  • This season, the White Sox have won 17 out of the 32 games, or 53.1%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Chicago is 4-2 this season when entering a game favored by -172 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the White Sox, based on the moneyline, is 63.2%.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 46 games with a total.
  • The White Sox have an ATS record of 21-25-0 in 46 games with a spread this season.

Lucas Giolito (White Sox Probable Starter)

  • The White Sox’s Giolito (2-1) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in five innings pitched on Thursday in his last outing, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 2.84 ERA this season with 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.1 walks per nine across six games.
  • He has two quality starts in six chances this season.
  • Giolito has four starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Red Sox rank fourth in MLB with a .251 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.404) and 39 home runs.

White Sox Batting Stats

  • The White Sox rank 20th in Major League Baseball with 37 home runs.
  • Fueled by 102 extra-base hits, the White Sox rank 22nd in MLB with a .359 slugging percentage this season.
  • Chicago’s .234 batting average ranks 18th in the league this season.
  • The White Sox have scored the fourth-fewest runs in the league this season with just 151 (3.6 per game).
  • Chicago has an OBP of just .289 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
  • The White Sox have shown patience at the plate this season with the second-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.5) among MLB offenses.

Red Sox Stats and Trends

Red Sox Betting Records

  • The Red Sox have been victorious in nine, or 40.9%, of the 22 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • The Red Sox have won all of their three games in which they were named as at least a +146 moneyline underdog.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Red Sox have a 40.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 42 opportunities.
  • The Red Sox have an against the spread mark of 23-19-0 in 42 games with a line this season.

Rich Hill (Red Sox Probable Starter)

  • The Red Sox will send Hill (1-1) out for his eighth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 3.90 ERA and 23 strikeouts through 30 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Thursday against the Seattle Mariners, when the lefty tossed two innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 42-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.90, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opposing batters have a .256 batting average against him.
  • Hill has collected one quality start this season.
  • Hill heads into this game with two outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • He will take the hill against a White Sox offense that ranks 20th in the league with 331 total hits (on a .234 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .359 (22nd in the league) with 37 total home runs (20th in MLB play).

Red Sox Batting Stats

  • The Red Sox rank 19th in MLB play with 39 total home runs.
  • So far this year, the Red Sox are seventh in baseball with a .404 slugging percentage.
  • Boston ranks fourth in the league with a .251 batting average.
  • The offense for the Red Sox is No. 10 in baseball scoring 4.5 runs per game (190 total runs).
  • Boston ranks 18th in baseball with a .306 on-base percentage.
  • The Red Sox strike out 8.0 times per game to rank eighth in the league.

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