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Matt Moore out to silence White Sox bats in MLB contest

Chicago White SoxTampa Bay Rays
May 28, 3:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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

Chris Sale gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 5-2 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Matt Moore, who will be looking to improve on his 1-4 mark.

View Chi White Sox vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match will find them as -105-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated White Sox taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rays in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 12-6 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -141 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago rolled to a 12-6 win against Cleveland on Sunday, as Gavin Floyd and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Rays were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 7 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Rays trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
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 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 29