Chicago favored by -146 against Tampa Bay on Friday
Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rays arrive at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.
Chicago hands the ball to starter Jake Peavy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Fausto Carmona, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.
The White Sox - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 4 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Rays at 3.7 runs per outing.
Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the White Sox on April 25. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rays endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Thursday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Rays at White Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games
Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Tampa Bay at Chi White Sox, Saturday, April 27