Matt Moore vs Gavin Floyd matchup featured in MLB action
Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday as host Chicago battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Matt Moore for the Rays on the hill facing Gavin Floyd for the White Sox. Moore brings a 4-0 mark to the game, while Floyd is 0-3 to date on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 9 in the American League and the Rays at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).
Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -142 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-4 on Friday behind a start from Jake Peavy at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Rays at White Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Chi White Sox, Sunday, April 28