MLB betting line favors Rays over White Sox
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay vs Chicago battle on Sunday at Tropicana Field as the Rays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Rays will rely on David Price to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while John Danks will be his counterpart for the White Sox. David Price is 2-4 this season, and John Danks is 2-5.
The Rays - White Sox odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 12 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 6 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +128 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Matt Moore shut down the White Sox in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at Tropicana Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few White Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox home to Chi Cubs, Monday, July 8
Tampa Bay home to Minnesota, Monday, July 8