White Sox Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 7, 2022

Written By Staff on May 7, 2022

Two of baseball’s top hitters square off when the Chicago White Sox (12-13) and the Boston Red Sox (10-17) play at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday at Fenway Park. Tim Anderson has a .330 batting average (ninth in league) for the White Sox, and Xander Bogaerts ranks eighth at .343 for the Red Sox. Chicago (-136 to win) has Dylan Cease set to start, and Boston (+116) will send out Nick Pivetta.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of May 7, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Pivetta (BOS)
3 – 1 W/L 0 – 4
29.0 IP 20.2
2.48 ERA 7.84
0.931 WHIP 1.839
12.1 K/9 9.1
3.1 BB/9 5.7

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease (3-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched) makes the start for the White Sox, his sixth of the season.
  • His most recent appearance was on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels, when the righty tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit.
  • The 26-year-old has a 2.48 ERA and 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings across five games this season.
  • Cease is aiming to claim his third straight quality start in this matchup.
  • He will take the mound against a Red Sox offense that ranks 11th in MLB with 206 total hits (on a .228 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .346 (23rd in MLB) with 16 total home runs (27th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old’s 2.48 ERA ranks 21st, .931 WHIP ranks 18th, and 12.1 K/9 ranks fifth.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Probable Starter Nick Pivetta

  • The Red Sox’s Pivetta (0-4) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 7.84, a 1.615 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.839 in five games this season.
  • None of Pivetta’s five starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • The White Sox have scored 82 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They have 179 hits, 25th in baseball, with 23 home runs (15th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have won 11 of the 19 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (57.9%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, Chicago has a 5-5 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the White Sox have an implied win probability of 57.6%.
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by bookmakers 25 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 10 of those games (10-13-2).
  • The White Sox have an 11-14-0 record ATS this season (covering 44% of the time).
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • This season, the Red Sox have been the underdog 14 times and won four, or 28.6%, of those games.
  • Boston is 2-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +116 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 46.3% chance of a victory for the Red Sox.
  • Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in eight of their 27 opportunities.
  • The Red Sox are 14-13-0 against the spread in their 27 chances this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Anderson has accumulated an on-base percentage of .352, a slugging percentage of .523, and has 29 hits, all club-highs for the White Sox. He’s hitting .330 with five doubles, four home runs and a walk.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Anderson’s batting average ranks ninth, his on-base percentage ranks 46th, and he is 16th in the league in slugging.
  • Luis Robert is hitting .265 with three doubles, four home runs and three walks.
  • Robert heads into this matchup on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .450 with a double, two home runs, two walks and five RBI.
  • Jose Abreu has three doubles, three home runs and 11 walks while hitting .221.
  • Yasmani Grandal has two doubles, a home run and 13 walks while hitting .164.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tim Anderson 88 .330 15 4 9 .352 .875
José Abreu 86 .221 13 3 9 .313 .673
Yasmani Grandal 73 .164 2 1 6 .287 .520
Luis Robert 68 .265 11 4 8 .296 .781
Gavin Sheets 64 .219 4 1 3 .265 .562
Jake Burger 63 .254 5 2 7 .284 .665
Leury García 59 .153 6 2 4 .180 .485
Josh Harrison 50 .160 6 0 2 .222 .502
Adam Engel 48 .208 5 0 1 .269 .561
A.J. Pollock 46 .196 2 0 4 .224 .463

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers has been key for Boston with 32 hits, an OBP of .310 plus a slugging percentage of .455.
  • Devers is 32nd in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
  • Bogaerts has 34 hits and an OBP of .398 to go with a slugging percentage of .485. All three of those stats lead Boston hitters this season.
  • Bogaerts’ batting average is eighth among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 17th, and he is 31st in slugging.
  • Alex Verdugo is batting .219 with a .344 slugging percentage and 13 RBI this year.
  • J.D. Martinez is batting .303 with a .349 OBP and 13 RBI for Boston this season.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 112 .286 15 4 10 .310 .765
Xander Bogaerts 99 .343 16 2 10 .398 .883
Alex Verdugo 96 .219 6 3 13 .255 .599
Trevor Story 85 .212 8 0 10 .292 .586
Jackie Bradley Jr. 79 .203 4 0 7 .267 .571
Bobby Dalbec 76 .145 9 1 3 .233 .457
J.D. Martínez 76 .303 9 3 13 .349 .888
Christian Vázquez 53 .208 4 1 4 .254 .537
Christian Arroyo 44 .205 5 1 4 .250 .523
Kevin Plawecki 29 .138 1 0 1 .161 .299

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