White Sox vs. Rays Prediction
The Chicago White Sox outlasted the host Tampa Bay Rays in 11 innings last night. Can Chicago notch another win today to send Tampa Bay to a sixth straight loss?
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Tropicana Field at 1:10PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Sun
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -240 favorite to win on the moneyline. The White Sox are a +220 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 84 percent of public bets are coming in on host Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Abreu single lifts White Sox
Chicago prevailed 2-1 in 11 innings Saturday at Tampa Bay to improve to 44-51 overall and 19-31 on the road. Jose Abreu hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th to break the tie. Abreu finished the contest 2-for-5 with the RBI. James Pagan went 2-for-5 with a solo homer that tied the score at 1-1 in the ninth inning. Adam Engel ended the game 2-for-3 plus a walk. Jace Fry earned the win in relief as he struck out one in a perfect inning of work. Alex Colome notched his 21st save as he allowed one hit with one strikeout over one scoreless inning. Dylan Cease gets the start today for the White Sox as he enters with a 1-1 record, 5.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with 13 strikeouts over 11 innings.
Rays blow lead in ninth, fall in 11
Tampa Bay lost its fifth consecutive game Saturday night at home versus Chicago by a count of 2-1 in 11 innings. Avisail Garcia helped lead the Rays offense as he ended the game 1-for-2 with a solo home run and three walks. Austin Meadows went 2-for-3, while Joey Wendle finished 2-for-5. Adam Kolarek took the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk over one inning. Blake Snell draws the start today for Tampa Bay as he comes in with a 5-7 record, 4.55 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 95 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 4-0 in their last four games on astroturf. Chicago is 3-11 in its last 14 road games.
The Rays are 21-8 in their last 29 Sunday games. Tampa Bay is 2-5 in its last seven home games.
Tampa Bay is in a clear slump at this point, but with Snell pitching better as of late and the White Sox going with the raw Cease I like the hosts' chances today. For whatever reason, Tampa Bay also plays very well on Sundays and I think that continues this afternoon.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -240