White Sox vs Red Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 9/23/23
Boston Red Sox (76-78) vs Chicago White Sox (58-96)
Game Info: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Nick Pivetta (9-8) (4.48) vs Dylan Cease (7-8) (4.91)
Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -143 / Chicago White Sox +121 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox clash Saturday in game 2 of an MLB series at Fenway Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago White Sox Betting Preview
The White Sox need a win after losing 8 of their last 10 games. The White Sox are 1 of 7 AL teams bounced from the playoff race. The White Sox pitching staff is 26th in ERA (4.95), 26th in WHIP (1.42) and 21st in quality starts (48). The White Sox offense is 28th in runs per game (4.06), 23rd in batting average (.242) and 21st in homers (164). Luis Robert Jr. leads the White Sox with 143 hits and 79 RBI, while Andrew Benintendi and Andrew Vaughn have combined for 282 hits and 123 RBI. Dylan Cease gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.85 ERA and 196 strikeouts this season. Cease is 0-1 with a 9.98 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox Betting Preview
The Red Sox need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. The Red Sox are also bounced from layoff contention. The Red Sox pitching staff is 22nd in ERA (4.59), 20th in WHIP (1.36) and 26th in quality starts (43). The Red Sox offense is 9th in runs per game (4.88), 3rd in batting average (.261) and 17th in homers (178). Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 154 hits and 98 RBI, while Justin Turner and Masataka Yoshida have combined for 294 hits and 166 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 4.48 ERA and 166 strikeouts this season. Pivetta is 1-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these losing teams that have nothing to play for but give me the Red Sox if forced to pick. The Red Sox are at least at home and Nick Pivetta is on the mound. Pivetta has been hit or miss overall this season, but he's been a strikeout machine, which includes 26 strikeouts in his last 19.1 innings. The White Sox offense isn't scaring anybody, and facing a guy who can miss bats like that should result in a low scoring contest for them. Give me the Red Sox.