Game 2: Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox: Betting Odds, Analysis, & Best Bet – 4/18/2021

By: Trent Pruitt (@trentbets)

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Money Line: CWS -115 | BOS +105

Run Line: CWS -1.5 (+145) | BOS +1.5 (-165)

Total: 7 (O -115, U -105)

First Pitch: 4:10 CDT | Fenway Park | Boston, MA

Pitching Matchup: Michael Kopech (1-0, 1.17 ERA vs. Martin Perez (0-0, 4.50 ERA)

Tim Anderson got the party started in game one and it only took one pitch. He drove a pitch over the right-center wall and made it 1-0. The White Sox never looked back as they took game one of the double header 3-2. Dallas Keuchel looked really solid and worked around men on base with those beautiful sinkers and changeups that breed doubleplay balls. He went 5.0 innings before handing it over to Aaron Bummer for a frame and Liam Hendricks slammed the door. Let’s get into a brief analysis and our best bet for game two! 

Final Analysis & Best Bet

Since this is a quick turnaround, I’m going to keep this short and get right into my best bet and analysis. Tony was really playing this one close to his chest but with just 90 minutes until game time, he announced that Michael Kopech will start game number two of the day. 

Plain and simple, I will be backing the White Sox on the money line (-115) again tonight for a unit. The Chicago White Sox are 17-1 against left-handed starters (which Martin Perez is) since the beginning of 2020. Need I even say more? No. But I will. They’ve also performed very well against Perez in particular. Abreu is 4-15 with a triple, Moncada is 3-6 with a double and homerun, Garcia is 4-11 with a double, Eaton is 4-10 with a couple of doubles, and TA7 is 2-6. 

On the flip side, Kopech has only faced Bogaerts and Martinez but they’re a combined 0-3 against the right-handed fireballer. And I’ll finish this one up by saying that Michael Kopech has only given up 1 earned run over 7.2 IP this season and he’s punched out 13 batters! Even if Tony La Russa only let’s hit go 4-ish innings, he still has Matt Foster and Garrett Crochet completely fresh. And with the whole team having Friday off, I don’t think bullpen fatigue is too much of a concern. Plus… we have the wildest man in the league as our closer and I’m sure he wouldn’t mind picking up two saves in a single day if given the opportunity. Take the White Sox to win. Let’s goooo! As a fan, I’m super stoked that TLR went with Kopech as the starter. But as a bettor, I think it’s an even better call. The Southsiders crush LHP and will be able to give Kopech plenty of run support. I didn’t see a White Sox run total, but I would lean over if you find one and it isn’t too crazy. Good luck and with a win here, we’ll cruise back over the profitability mark for the season!

Trent’s MLB Betting Record

2021 MLB Season: 9-7 (-0.04 units). A $100 bettor has lost $4.15 this MLB szn.

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