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

Boston Red Sox (15-13) vs Chicago Cubs (17-10)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Tanner Houck (3-2) (1.65) vs Jordan Wicks (1-2) (4.70)

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In this article we will formulate a Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, April 28th at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Cubs recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Red Sox recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Chicago and Boston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Chicago and Boston

Chicago Looking for Answers 

The Chicago Cubs are 17-10 this season and they have won four of their last five games, but they are looking for answers after getting blown out on Saturday. Chicago won the first game in this series by a score of 7-1, but they lost game two by a score of 17-0. Prior to this series, the Cubs swept the Astros in three games and split a four game set with Miami. Chicago has started the 2024 season playing very well and they are currently second in the NL Central, only a half game behind Milwaukee. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 140 runs with a .247 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. Dansby Swanson is batting .237 with three home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Cubs this year. Chicago’s pitching staff has had some issues this season, but their offense has really carried them, as they are sixth in runs scored. 

Boston Tries to Stay Hot 

The Boston Red Sox are 15-13 this year and they have lost three of their last five games, but they will look to carry some of their magic from Saturday into today. Boston lost game one in this series on Friday, but they won game two by a score of 17-0 on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Red Sox lost two out of three against Cleveland and swept the Pirates in three games. Boston doesn’t have the best lineup, but they have played solid baseball so far this year and they are third in the AL East, behind the Orioles and Yankees. 

The Boston pitching staff has a 2.63 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 134 runs with a .246 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Jarren Duran is batting .252 with one home run and 11 RBI’s for the Red Sox. Boston has the best team ERA in the MLB this season, but they are only 4-8 at home. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Hayden Wesneski, who is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.16 WHIP over 6.1 innings pitched this year. Wesneski has allowed 0 earned runs and one hit over 6.1 innings as a reliever this year. The projected starting pitcher for Boston is Tanner Houck, who is 3-2 with a 1.65 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 32.2 innings pitched this season. Houck has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts this season. 

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Prediction

Boston comes into this game with the best team ERA in the MLB this season and they will have Houck on the mound, who has been great in five starts this year. Chicago may not have the best pitching staff, but their offense has been great, despite being shutout on Saturday. I really like this Cubs offense, but I don’t love Wesneski on the mound. My Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox prediction is for the Red Sox to get the win at home. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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