The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox open their three-game series on Friday as the two traditional clubs meet at Wrigley Field. Check the latest and most updated odds for this game at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Cubs now have the worst record in baseball and have really struggled thus far this season. They are a staggering 14.5 games back in their division. They have not been solid as you might expect you to offensively, defensively, or on the mound. The only bright spot on the pitching staff has been Ryan Dempster who will get the start in game one of this series. Dempster has only allowed 56 hits in 74 innings of work which is good enough for a 2.31 ERA.
The Red Sox have been up-and-down all season and are currently experiencing one of their down swings and continue to lose ground in the competitive American League East race. The Red Sox do have a strong 17 – 13 road record this season but still sit 6.5 games in back in the division. They will hand the ball to Daisuke Matsuzaka who makes his second start of the season.
Chicago is 22-46 in their last 68 games overall, 1-5 in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record, and 1-5 in Dempster’s last six road starts. Boston is 4-0 in their last four games against the N.L. Central, 8-2 in their last 10 interleague road games, and 26-12 in Matsuzaka’s last 38 road starts.
There are no totals lines posted for this game as of yet but we will be making a pick based on those so be sure to check back for the latest as the day progresses at best sports books.