Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox 9/23/2023 – The Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox are set to clash in the second game of their three-game series, and baseball fans can expect an intriguing matchup. While both teams have been eliminated from postseason contention, there’s still pride and competitiveness at stake. Let’s delve into the previews and predictions for this game, and don’t forget to stay updated with our expert MLB Picks.
Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox 9/23/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 23, 4:10 PM EDT|
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— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 23, 2023
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox have had a challenging season, currently sitting at a record of 58-95. In their most recent outing, they faced a tough 13-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, this loss marked their second consecutive defeat and the seventh in their last nine games. The White Sox find themselves a daunting 23 games behind first place in the American League Central, and their postseason dreams have officially come to an end.
Leading the charge for Chicago is center fielder Luis Robert Jr., who boasts a batting average of .264. Robert also leads the team in home runs with an impressive 37 and in RBIs with 79. On the other side, left fielder Andrew Benintendi shines in hits, tallying 142 for the season, and boasts an impressive on-base percentage of .329. Taking the mound for the White Sox on Saturday is Dylan Cease, a right-hander with a 7-8 record, a 4.85 ERA, and a formidable 196 strikeouts.
Chicago starter Dylan Cease enters this game on the back of two solid outings, where he allowed just four runs across 11 ⅓ innings. He may pose a challenge to Boston’s offense. Additionally, Cease has the added motivation of seeking redemption against the Red Sox, with an ERA of 9.98 and 23 strikeouts in his career against them.
Players to watch: Andrew Benintendi LF (GP 144, AB 539, R 71, H 142, 2B 33, 3B 2, HR 5, RBI 45, TB 194, BB 51, SO 86, SB 13, AVG 0.263, OBP 0.329, SLG 0.36, OPS 0.689, WAR 0.1, Luis Robert Jr. CF (GP 142, AB 538, R 88, H 142, 2B 36, 3B 1, HR 37, RBI 79, TB 291, BB 29, SO 170, SB 17, AVG 0.264, OBP 0.315, SLG 0.541, OPS 0.856, WAR 4.8
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox haven’t had it easy either, with a record of 75-78 coming into this game. In their most recent clash, they suffered a resounding 15-5 defeat at the hands of the Texas Rangers, marking their second straight loss and their sixth loss in seven games. Despite a day off on Thursday, the Red Sox find themselves a daunting 20 games behind first place in the American League East, and their postseason hopes are dashed, trailing the final AL wild-card spot by 9 ½ games with only nine games left in the season.
At the plate, left fielder Masataka Yoshida stands out with a batting average of .285. However, it’s first baseman Triston Casas who leads the team in on-base percentage with a solid .367. Third baseman Rafael Devers is the undisputed power hitter, boasting 33 home runs, 98 RBIs, and 152 hits for the season. The Red Sox will call upon right-hander Nick Pivetta to take the mound on Saturday, with a season record of 9-9, a 4.48 ERA, and 166 strikeouts.
Betting on the UNDER for Total Runs Looks Compelling
While Boston is favored to secure a victory at home against the Chicago White Sox, one notable aspect to watch is the total runs, with the UNDER being a compelling option. The UNDER has prevailed in five of Chicago’s last six road games and in seven of Boston’s last ten overall. Furthermore, in five of the last six games played at Fenway Park between these two teams, the UNDER has also been the winning bet.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 146, AB 556, R 90, H 154, 2B 34, 3B 0, HR 33, RBI 98, TB 287, BB 59, SO 118, SB 4, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.516, OPS 0.872, WAR 3.7, Justin Turner DH (GP 139, AB 533, R 85, H 148, 2B 30, 3B 0, HR 23, RBI 95, TB 247, BB 51, SO 101, SB 4, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.348, SLG 0.463, OPS 0.812, WAR 2.4
Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Betting Numbers
Chicago White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games.
Chi White Sox are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
Chi White Sox are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the American League East Division.
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games.
Boston are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games against Chi White Sox.
Total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox.
Boston are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Betting Picks
Both teams have had their struggles this season, particularly in pitching, but Saturday’s game promises to be an intriguing battle. While postseason aspirations have been dashed, pride and competitiveness still drive these teams to give their best on the field. Baseball fans will be treated to a game where anything can happen, and the outcome is far from certain. So, make sure to catch this exciting matchup and see if the Chicago White Sox can pull off an upset or if the Boston Red Sox will defend their home turf. The Red Sox hold the advantage at home and are all set to win and cover the spread as per the best sports betting picks.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 4, White Sox 3.