Tampa Bay favored by -148 against Chicago on Saturday
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Matt Moore in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-3 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Sale, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated White Sox taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Rays in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 9-rated defense.
Chicago lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Rays on July 5. Bettors who backed the Rays at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox endured an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Rays on Friday, with Dylan Axelrod throwing 1 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few White Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 7