Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox 5/26/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Boston Red Sox look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Boston Red Sox have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Red Sox have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 60 hits and 25 RBI, while JD Martinez and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 102 hits and 38 RBI. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last nine games. The White Sox have split their last eight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 54 hits and 19 RBI, while Luis Robert and Jose Abreu have combined for 74 hits and 36 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 2-1 with a 7.04 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The White Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games and 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite. The over is 5-0 in Red Sox last 5 overall. The under is 8-3 in White Sox last 11 overall. The Red Sox are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

Dallas Keuchel has been terrible this season, but the White Sox offense has underachieved for much of the season and consistently scores three or fewer runs. Michael Wacha has been terrific, allowing 17 hits and six runs through 30.2 innings, and he’s allowing a .162 batting average on the year. This total is on the high side, and it’s hard not to lean toward the under when you consider how solid Wacha has been up to this point.

Author: Lucy Green