Friday brings a 15-game menu for online baseball wagering fans to take advantage of. Let’s break down Thursday’s betting results, before looking over a favorable matchup.
Thursday’s Online Baseball Wagering Run Down
Thursday’s MLB action got kicked off by the Milwaukee Brewers, who picked up a tough 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Afterwards, fans were treated to a thrilling contest between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs. Both teams were gunning for one another’s throat, which gave way to a maddening 10-8 result.
The Pittsburgh Pirates delivered the first shutout of the night, keeping the Reds from scoring in their 6-0 win over the Reds.
The Yankees suffered a devastating 5-1 loss to the Indians. New York had been vying for the top spot in the AL East, but have suffered yet another set back at the hands of Cleveland.
The Los Angeles Dodgers further defended their NL West lead by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4.
Chicago and Boston faced off in a contest that exceeded fans’ expectations. The Red Sox came away with Game 1 of the series, 9-5.
Both the White and Red Sox will face each other Friday evening. Let’s see what the sportsbook odds have to say about Game 2 of this series.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox – Friday, July 7th
When: 7:10 pm ET
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Series: Game 2 of 4-Game Series
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Baseball Wagering:
Chicago White Sox +1 ½ (-115) 9 ½ (-115) +183
Boston Red Sox -1 ½ (-105) 9 ½ (-105) -195
Chicago White Sox
Chicago comes into this contest sporting a 41-65 record that ranks them dead last in the AL Central. The White Sox are currently 17 games behind the division-leading Indians. Furthermore, Chicago is 8 ½ games behind 4th place Detroit. The White Sox have missed out on the postseason for the last 8 years now, and are well on their way to making that 9 straight.
To help upset the Red Sox this evening, the White Sox will be sending Carlos Rodon to the mound. Rodon is 1-4 on the season with a 5.23 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. There are many reasons for baseball betting sites not to favor Chicago this evening; the fact that they lost game 1, their current ranking, and the 16 games they’ve lost in the second half of the season, but Rodon’s measly stats might be the biggest reason to bet against Chicago this evening.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox come into this contest with a 60-49 record that gives them the top spot in the AL East, two games ahead of the encroaching New York Yankees. Third-place Tampa Bay is 3 ½ games behind Boston. The Red Sox will be looking to make the postseason for the second consecutive season, and should have little difficulty doing so considering where they currently stand.
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Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start from Boston. Rodriguez is 4-3 on the season with a 4.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. The LHP has been performing less than favorably lately, posting a 9.00 ERA in his last 7 days.