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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chris Archer will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Archer is 2-1 this season with a 3.65 ERA.

It'll be Erik Johnson toeing the rubber for the White Sox in this contest. Righthander Johnson is 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA so far this season.

The Rays were a 9-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +148 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -220 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 10-12 SU
Chicago: 11-12 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 26