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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Jeremy Hellickson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jose Quintana will be his counterpart for the Chicago White Sox. Jeremy Hellickson is 1-3 this season, and Jose Quintana is 8-10.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago White Sox listed as underdogs of 112 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.3-2.5 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 74-79 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 69-83 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 26 (Chicago White Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.44 per game. By contrast, the Chicago White Sox are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 3.84 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 27-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Royals on September 17. Bettors who backed the Royals at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago suffered a 6-2 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Chris Sale wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rays endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Alex Cobb throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 20th

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