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Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 MLB Betting Picks

Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 – The upcoming matchup between the Chicago Cubs (15-9) and the Boston Red Sox (14-11) promises to be an exhilarating clash as both teams aim to fortify their positions in the league standings. Scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Fenway Park, this evening game will be broadcasted live on ESPN, drawing the attention of baseball aficionados and top-tier betting websites alike. With both teams performing well recently, this game is pegged as a must-watch, featuring two squads that have shown resilience and skill early in the season.

Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24

When:Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 7:10 PM ET
Where:Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24

Cubs-1.5 +168
o8.5 -127
Red Sox+1.5 -213
u8.5 -101
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The betting lines for this matchup have yet to be set, reflecting the anticipatory nature of this high-profile game. Both teams have demonstrated competitive spirit and potential, which makes setting early odds challenging for oddsmakers. As soon as the lines are released, bettors will need to consider not only the historical performance and current momentum of each team but also the pitching matchups which could be pivotal in this encounter.

Jordan Wicks (1-2, 4.7 ERA) vs. Tanner Houck (3-2, 1.65 ERA)

Jordan Wicks from the Cubs have had a difficult start to the season with 1-2 records of win and loss and a 4.70 ERA. The statistics for Wicks were also promising, having pitched 23 innings, he allowed 26 hits and 9 walks, with a total of 28 strikeouts. The slightly increasing WHIP of 1.52 shows that maybe he has problems with control and is not firing on all cylinders. How he fares in this match against strong position players of the Red Sox team that can be a problem for him if he tries to make too many mistakes with his pitching will be crucial.

On the contrary Tanner Houck has been the ace among the Red Sox this year. Houck boasts of a 3-2 record and an outstanding ERA of 1.65, he has in fact displayed both accurate pitching and efficiency. In some ways, his 0.98 WHIP over 32.2 innings pitched mirrors his talent to restrict runners from the base path, thus making it extremely difficult for opponents to form innings against him. Houck’s pitching will be crucial as it will aid the strategy in dealing with the Cubs’ hitters who have displayed power in this season.

Chicago’s Offensive Prowess

The Cubs have amassed some very good offensive numbers out at the beginning of the season, which include a team batting average of .246 and a slugging percentage of .412. They’ve clobbered 27 homers and knocked in 130 runs, showing their capability of cashing in with run scoring opportunities. Their on-base percentage of .327, and their great success against the spread in road games (9-3), shows a team that knows how to get on base and score, with a special ability to do it while away from home.

Boston’s Defensive Dominance

The Red Sox have returned fire with a high-caliber pitching unit, anchored by acclaimed performers such as Tanner Houck. Their team ERA of 249 and WHIP of 1.11 are among the best in the league which speaks for the quality of their pitchers. The Boston Red Sox’s pitchers have also accumulated impressive strikeouts of 227, with only 65 walks, demonstrating their domination and control over the mound. This defensive feature will be the main point of their tactic to shut down Cubs’ players.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cubs are 9-3 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Cubs’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Cubs’ 12 last games at home

Boston Red Sox Betting Trends

Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Red Sox are 11-4 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Red Sox’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Red Sox’ 10 last games at home

Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Picks

Considering the current form and statistics, this game could lean slightly in favor of the Boston Red Sox, primarily due to their pitching advantage with Houck on the mound and their overall stronger defensive stats. For those following daily baseball predictions, watching the moneyline and spread closely once they are released will be crucial, as small adjustments might significantly impact the betting landscape.

The under might be a safe bet considering both teams have seen fewer runs in recent games. Prop bets on strikeouts and innings pitched could also be intriguing, especially with Houck likely to have a strong outing. Given the competitive nature of both teams, a tight game could be expected.

Score Prediction: Red Sox 4, Cubs 2.