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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Erasmo Ramirez Out to Silence Chicago White Sox Bats in MLB Contest

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Chicago White Sox on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Chicago puts its faith in starter John Danks to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Erasmo Ramirez, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 3.00 ERA.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-0.8 result in favor of the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (3-7) will face the 8-2 White Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 20 and the Chicago White Sox sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 29-ranked scoring average of 2.4 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.5 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 6.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The White Sox didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Tampa Bay 1-0 on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 17th