Wade Davis faces Philip Humber in MLB odds action
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Tropicana Field.
Philip Humber gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 1-1 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Wade Davis, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the White Sox listed as underdogs of +-122 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.1 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
The White Sox were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few White Sox at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Chi White Sox's last 25 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 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 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 21