Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Matchup Report
Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday.
The White Sox will turn to Chris Sale and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Jeremy Hellickson (1-1) to the hill.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 9 and the Rays sitting at No. 4.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Rays at 3.8 runs per outing.
Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Yankees on April 24. Bettors who backed the Rays at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rays didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out New York 3-0 on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -136 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with Jose Quintana throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Rays at White Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 17 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Chi White Sox, Friday, April 26