Rays vs. White Sox Pick
Can the Chicago White Sox pick up their first win at home this afternoon when they host the Tampa Bay Rays at 2:10PM ET?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 57 degrees, 11mph Winds
Time: 2:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Chicago is favored at home today, as the White Sox are being given odds of -115 to win this afternoon. The Rays are getting a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total is currently listed at 8.5 runs.
The pitching matchup this afternoon has Yonny Chirinos on the mound for the Rays to face James Shields of the White Sox. Chirinos has started two games and hasn’t got a decision. He has gone nine innings and allowed four hits and no runs with seven strikeouts and one walk. Shields is 1-0 through two starts. He has pitched 11 innings and allowed seven runs and 13 hits with two walks and just one strikeout.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing Tampa today. The Rays are currently getting 60 percent of the wagers for this game as the underdog against the White Sox.
Tampa Bay first baseman Brad Miller is on the injury report for today’s game. He suffered a groin injury and is now on the disabled list. Chicago catcher Wellington Castillo is questionable to play today with a knee injury.
Tampa Bay has won the first two games in this series, 5-4 and 6-5. The White Sox are now 0-5 at home this season. Tuesday saw a 6-5 loss. The game wasn’t really that close, as the Sox put up four runs in the bottom of the ninth before falling short. Blake Snell pitched six innings and allowed just one run with 10 strikeouts to get the win for the Rays. Carson Fulmer took the loss for the White Sox. He allowed four runs over 4.2 innings with six walks and four strikeouts.
Carlos Gomez had two hits with a home run to lead Tampa at the plate. The Rays had good balance in production with five different players driving in a run. Jose Abreu drove in three runs for the White Sox after hitting his third home run of the season.
Shields has really not been great again on the mound and the Sox haven’t been able to figure things out at home. The Rays have gotten positive starts from Chirinos and I think he will succeed again today against this slumping Sox lineup. Look for Tampa to grab another road win today.
MLB PREDICTIONS: TAMPA BAY RAYS +105