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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Chicago White Sox

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to improve on a 75-80 record when they take on the Chicago White Sox, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

The match puts starter John Danks for the Chicago White Sox on the hill facing Nate Karns for the Tampa Bay Rays. Danks brings a 9-11 mark to the game, while Karns is 1-0 to date on the season.

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

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -156 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2.4 win for the Rays. A 3.3-2.4 result in favor of the Rays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 bring a 75-80 record to the battle against the 70-84 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago White Sox sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

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How Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.44 hits per game. The Chicago White Sox average 8.67 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The White Sox were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -171 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with Hector Noesi throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Chi White Sox is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Detroit, Monday, September 22nd
Tampa Bay at Boston, Tuesday, September 23rd

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