Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs 7-2-22

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs 7/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs 7/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Red Sox (43-33) will take on the Chicago Cubs (30-46) in Game 2 of 3 of the MLB Interleague at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 7:15 PM ET.

 

Boston comes into this match-up after losing the opening game of a series versus Chicago at 5-6 on Friday. The Red Sox just prevented a series sweep after winning the final match over the Blue Jays at 6-5 on June 29.

 

Boston is in 3rd place at 43-34 in the American League East Division with a .558 team percentage and 13 games behind first place after accumulating 369  runs while wasting 310 for a +59 run difference throughout the season.

 

2B Trevor Story landed two runs on one hit in leading the offense for the Red Sox in the loss. SP Rich Hill lasted for 4.2 innings pitched after allowing 3 hits, 3 earned runs, and 4 walks while striking out 3 hitters of the Cubs.

 

Third Baseman Rafael Devers knocked 17 balls outside the stadium with 45 RBIs for Boston while adding a team-high .328 batting average, an on-base percentage of .387, and slugging .592 over the course of the season.

 

2B Trevor Story contributed a team-leading 52 RBIs with 12 long balls and a batting average of .224 for the Red Sox. Righty Josh Winckowski (3-1, 3.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 13 Ks) will be heading to the mound to start for Boston against Chicago in the 2nd installment of a series on Saturday.

 

The right-handed thrower gave up 23 hits, 6 walks, and a homer in pitching for 20.0 innings in the majors this year.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/2/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs look for a back-to-back win after winning the series opener at 6-5 on Friday. The Cubs won three contests in a row including the last two installments of a series versus the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Chicago took 4th place at 31-46 in the National League Central  Division with a team percentage of .403 and 12.5 contests behind first place after gaining 342 runs but losing 407 for a run difference of -65 throughout the campaign.

 

Catcher Willson Contreras nailed 2 runs with three free bases in leading the Cubs in the win while Adrian Sampson conceded 8 hits, 4 earned runs, and a walk but struck out 4 batters after pitching for 5.1 frames in the match.

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom hit 16 long balls with a team-high 43 RBIs while averaging .232 at the plate for Chicago this year.

 

Catcher Willson Contreras contributed a team-leading OBP of .397, batting .283, and slugging .520 for the Cubs throughout the season.

 

The Chi Cubs will give the ball to righty Alec Mills (0-1, 9.87 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 10 Ks) to start the second installment of a series versus the Red Sox on Saturday. Right-hander Mills yielded 27 hits, 7 home runs, and 3 bases on balls while pitching for 17.1 frames in his MLB career this season.      

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Boston -144. The Red Sox will try to get back on the winning track by facing the Cubs on Saturday.

 

Boston will be sending a better starter on the mound in Josh Winckowski with a 3-1 and 3.60 ERA record in his belt. The Boston Red Sox will win by a score of 6-2.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs 7/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022                                           

                                          

TV: FOX, Marquee       

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Boston Red Sox -144             

              

MLB Totals: 9

 

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