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Chicago White Sox Home to the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Action

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Chicago White Sox on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

For the Chicago White Sox, James Shields gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Smyly, 7-11 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Chicago White Sox as 109 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-3.4 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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

74-81 Chicago battles the Rays, currently with a 65-90 mark. 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. 12 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago White Sox No. 21-rated offense, averaging 4.21 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.39 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago White Sox have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.25 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Boston on Sunday; it was a 3-2 final at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

The White Sox didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 3-0 on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Chi White Sox is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Chicago, Tuesday, September 27th