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MLB betting line favors Rays over White Sox

Tampa Bay RaysChicago White Sox
Sep 28, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The Chicago White Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rays arrive at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 9-10 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Gavin Floyd, who will be looking to improve on his 10-11 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as +105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 1-rated defense.

The Rays were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Peavy and the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Rays at White Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Chi White Sox, Saturday, September 29

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