MLB betting line favors Rays over White Sox

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April 18, 6:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Chicago on Monday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between David Price for the Rays (1-2 on the year) and Edwin Jackson for Chicago (2-0 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (9.8 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 12-rated defense.

The White Sox were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Mark Buehrle's start, as they lost 4-2 against Los Angeles on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Rays were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeremy Hellickson's start, as they lost 4-2 against Minnesota on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few White Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Chi White Sox are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 19

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