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Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs will wrap up their three-game weekend series at Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon. With the Red Sox win on Friday, they extended their winning streak to six games. The winning streak was ended on Saturday, as the Cubs scored six runs in the third and topped the Red Sox. Chicago is now 43-48 for third place in the National League Central. The Red Sox are now 49-44 on the season.

The Chicago Cubs are the favorites in this game. You can grab Chicago at -135 or take Boston at +115.

Red Sox Trying to Make a Run

The Boston Red Sox know they are going to need to get hot and stay hot to have a chance at the 2023 postseason. The Red Sox have been consistent recently, as the pitching allowed 3 runs in four straight games. In fact, during the six-game winning streak Boston had, they allowed just over 3.3 runs per game.

The Red Sox offense blasted six home runs at Wrigley on Friday. Rafael Devers is the leading home run hitter with 22 on the season. Alex Verdugo has just 7 home runs but is one of the top doubles guys for Boston, with 26 on the season.

Kutter Crawford will get the start for the Boston Red Sox. Crawford has been with the organization since 2021, but getting a chance to make several starts this season. This will be his 9th of the season. Crawford is 3-4 on the season, with a 4.11 earned run average. He allowed 7 hits and 3 runs in his last start.

Bellinger Loading Up for Chicago

Cody Bellinger has been red hot for the Chicago Cubs, as he went 13 straight games before the All-Star Break with a hit, and now since, he has gone deep three times in this series against the Red Sox. Bellinger is hitting .304 for the Cubs.

Chicago really is doing everything solid, with the exception of winning games consistently. The Cubs are 10th in the league in runs and have a .247 batting average. On the pitching side, the Cubs team ERA is 4.04, which is 12th. Chicago starts the second half of the season with 10 straight home games in an effort to make hay in the National League Central.

The Chicago Cubs will see their All-Star – Justin Steele throw in this game. Steele has been impressive this season, with a 9-2 record and a 2.56 earned run average. Steel has struck out just 81 batters in 91.1 innings but also walked just 19. The lefthander has thrown 6 or more innings in his last three starts.

Cubs Win Game 3; Win Series

Justin Steele has been awfully good for the Cubs this season. Look for him to continue that trend for the Cubs to win this game on Sunday. Steele throws well, and the Cubs get to Boston’s pitching. Take the Cubs to win this game over the Red Sox. Bet Chicago -135 on Sunday.

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