Boston looks nothing like the team that won the World Series in 2013. In fact, they resemble the squad that finished in last place in 2012. The pitching staff has not been the same, the offensive has been anemic at times, and the injuries continue to hinder the Red Sox on a daily basis. Chicago is in pretty much the same boat this year, but the White Sox have not enjoyed success for quite some time. We are going to back Boston in this AL game.
Boston needs to snap skid tonight
The Red Sox have lost three in a row, including the opener of this four-game series with Chicago by a score of 4-0. Boston’s offense has many weak spots. Boston has dropped six of their last seven games to fall 10 games out of first place in the American League East. The last time the Red Sox were this far under the .500 mark prior to the All-Star break was in 1996. This is also just the third time since 1933 that the Red Sox have lost 50 games prior to the All-Star game.
Chicago faring no better in 2014 season
The White Sox have nothing to brag about this year either. They sit 7.5 games out of first in the American League Central despite winning two straight and seven of their last 10 games played. Chicago recorded shutouts on the mound in their two consecutive wins. In a 4-1 stretch of games, Chicago has allowed just six runs to their opponents. Despite the strong pitching, the White Sox have hit just .178 in that span. They will need a strong performance from John Danks tonight to win.
We will place our bet at Sportsbetting.ag on Tuesday night when the Red Sox host the White Sox. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the Red Sox and the -162 money line as Brandon Workman ends Boston’s skid at home with the All-Star break looming.