Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction and Odds for Thursday, May 26 (Baffling Line Gives Red Sox Incredible Value)

The Red Sox have won five straight starts by Michael Wacha as they take on the White Sox tonight
The Red Sox have won five straight starts by Michael Wacha as they take on the White Sox tonight / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox square off in the final contest of a three-game series tonight at 8:10 PM EST.

Boston's offense is scorching hot, averaging an obscene 7.31 runs per game in the last two weeks. Chicago sends left-hander Dallas Kuechel to the mound in hopes of slowing the Red Sox down. He allowed six runs in four innings to the Yankees in his last start and has a 6.60 ERA on the season.

Michael Wacha gets the call for Boston. With a 3-0 record and 1.76 ERA, Wacha's consistency is a bright spot in the rotation.

Can Kuechel give the White Sox a much-needed home victory, or will Wacha stay unbeaten?

Let's pick a winner using the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook ahead of this series-ending matchup:

Red Sox vs White Sox Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Red Sox +1.5 (-215)
  • White Sox -1.5 (+175)


  • Red Sox: -107
  • White Sox: -103


  • 9 (Over -110/Under -110)

Red Sox vs White Sox Prediction and Pick

In one corner, you have a flaming-hot offense and an unbeaten pitcher. In the other corner, you have a struggling offense and bad pitcher.

Naturally, the first team is an underdog. Wait, what??

This line makes no sense whatsoever and bettors need to jump on it before oddsmakers realize their mistake.

Dallas Kuechel struggles with command, strikes out nobody, and has a bad bullpen backing him up. He pitched well against Boston a few weeks ago, but that was before the Red Sox' offense came alive. Lineups typically perform better the second time they see a pitcher, so Kuechel is already at a disadvantage because Wacha hasn't thrown against Chicago yet.

Also, Wacha is excellent! No team has notched more than four hits against him and his propensity to induce soft contact makes him a great fit with a strong Boston defense.

I identified the White Sox yesterday as a team I'm looking to fade and am thrilled to see oddsmakers still overvaluing them. Chicago is 4-7 in their last 11 as a home favorite while Boston has won five of six as an underdog. All five wins came by at least four runs.

The Red Sox have won five consecutive starts by Wacha, outscoring opponents 30-8 in that stretch. A $100 bettor would be up $540 by taking the Boston moneyline in each of those outings.

Lock the Red Sox in as soon as possible. All signs point to another convincing upset win for Boston, so don't hesitate. Back Wacha and enjoy the panic on oddsmakers' faces as they realize what they've done.

Pick: Red Sox (-107)

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