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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

Tampa Bay RaysChicago White Sox
Sep 30, 2:10 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 Sunday.

David Price, with a record of 19-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the White Sox trot Jose Quintana to the mound in this one. He is 6-5 so far in 2012.

View Tampa Bay vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the White Sox in this one will find them as +145 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 3-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 10-4 result against the White Sox on September 29. Bettors who backed the Rays at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 10-4 final on Saturday in support of Matt Moore at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rays at White Sox trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
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 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Monday, October 1
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Monday, October 1