Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24

Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 MLB Betting Previews, Picks, and Predictions

Chicago Cubs (15-9) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-11)


Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 – The upcoming matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox is set to be a highlight on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the iconic Fenway Park. Both teams have displayed promising form early in the season, with the Cubs holding a slight edge in wins. This game, scheduled for a 7:10 PM ET start and broadcasted on ESPN, is an essential fixture for fans and bettors alike, offering daily MLB free insights into potential postseason contenders.


The Chicago Cubs have been quite one would say that, posting a 15-9 record with the help of a solid batting lineup and effective pitching. Their overall batting avg. is .246 and have 130 runs altogether with 7 home runs. They own an OBP (.327) and SLG (.412) which show an improved offensive line-up. The bullpen has a 3.94 ERA and has been especially successful in away games as its record is 9-3 ATS on the road.


On the contrary, the other team, the Boston Red Sox, with a record of 14-11, have put up good numbers too. Although the team batting average of .235 is slightly lower, together with 112 runs and 33 homers, it brings a power approach to the play. The pitching staff had a bullish first start of the championship with a season-long 2.49 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, which is way better than the Cubs have had in terms of run prevention since it has a lower batting average of .219 by opposing teams.


Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 Game Info


When: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 7:10 PM ET
Where: Fenway Park
Stream: MLB.TV


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


Jordan Wicks  with 4.70 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 23 rounds, has been able to show some talent with 28 strikeouts. Wick’s strikeout ability is an asset, but he falls into the pattern of allowing hits and walks that has led to the greater than normal amount of runs allowed. The showdown with the famous Red Sox batting order will be a key moment for him, and he will need to use his striking-out ability and be vigilant not to allow too many base runners.


Tanner Houck has been outstanding so far for the Red Sox with a 1.65 ERA in 32.2 innings and 0.98 WHIP. As evidence of that Houck racked up 32 strikeouts and only five walks which make him one of the most difficult to deal with players this season. His low home run rate indicates he is the best at suppressing power, which is a vital aspect in his battle against the Cubs and their hard hitters.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As betting odds and lines have yet to be determined, bettors should keep an eye on updates as game day approaches. The performance of starting pitchers and recent team trends will significantly influence the odds.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends


The Cubs have been on a 3-2 record in the last 5 games which has replicated the record of over their spreads in the last 5 games. In particular, a 9-3 road game spread shows a strong ability to persevere and learn to behave in testing conditions. OVER has missed in only 1 of their last 5 games, showing a pattern towards a higher score of this time. Thus, the betting on the total can be influenced.


Boston Red Sox Betting Trends


The Red Sox have performed similarly, too, going 4-1 in their last five games, covering the spread both as favorites and underdogs. This is where their 11-4 record in road games against the spread this season became more of a highlight for their consistency. Nevertheless, the totals went OVER in just OVER in just 1 of their last 5 contests, underlining the current tendency to defensive games.


Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4/28/24 Betting Picks


Based on the current form and statistical analysis, this game promises to be tightly contested. Both teams have shown the ability to manage games effectively, particularly through their pitching staffs.


Given the strength of both starting pitchers and recent scoring trends, a lower-scoring game could be anticipated, potentially making the UNDER a sensible pick, depending on the final posted total. Furthermore, with Tanner Houck’s dominant form, the Red Sox might have a slight edge, particularly in the confines of Fenway Park. This prediction anticipates a close game, influenced by strong pitching and strategic play, aligning with leading handicapper tips for tight matchups.


Free Pick and Prediction: Boston Red Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2.


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