Rays vs. White Sox Prediction
Even though the offenses of the Rays and White Sox have been slow out of the gates, will the two teams come up with enough runs to push the score over the total of 8.5 on Friday night in Chicago? First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET.
971 Tampa Bay Rays (+120) at 972 Chicago White Sox (-141); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, April 15, 2022
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Tampa Bay Rays DFS SPIN
Brandon Lowe hit his third home run of the year in the Rays' loss to the Athletics on Thursday. It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off of A's starter Cole Irvin, who was promptly removed from the game. Lowe also stroked a single in the bottom of the second. He has picked up right where he left off in 2021, boasting a .985 OPS through his first 31 plate appearances to open the 2022 season.
Chicago White Sox DFS Spin
Dylan Cease recorded eight strikeouts over five innings Saturday to collect a win in his season debut against the Tigers. Cease generated a whopping 13 swinging strikes, including nine on his slider alone, and finished with a robust 33 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). He gave up only two hits and issued three walks in a dominant effort. The lone tally against him came after Reynaldo López allowed an inherited runner to cross the plate following his departure in the sixth inning. The 26-year-old righty will face off against the Rays on Friday in a pretty favorable home matchup.
Rays vs. White Sox MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Chicago. The over is also 4-1 in the Rays’ last five games coming off a loss, has cashed in six of the White Sox’ last eight games overall and is 3-1-1 in Chicago’s last five home games as well.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/WHITE SOX OVER 8.5