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Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Tampa Bay Rays


Chicago White Sox
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:10 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday as the host Chicago White Sox battle the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball betting odds action.

The Chicago White Sox will rely on Erik Johnson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Archer will be his counterpart for the Tampa Bay Rays. Erik Johnson is 1-1 this season, and Chris Archer is 2-1.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as favorites of -142 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-4.8 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (11-12) will face the 10-12 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago White Sox, most recently No. 22 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Stats Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 3 ranking for hits at 9.65 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 16 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Chicago owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 5.43 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 9-7 on Thursday behind a start from Ricky Nolasco at Tropicana Field.

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. The White Sox endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, with Jose Quintana throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Chicago, Saturday, April 26th