White Sox vs. Rays Prediction
Can the Chicago White Sox manage back-to-back wins over the Tampa Bay Rays when the two continue their weekend series tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
6:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
TV: SUN (TB); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win, while the White Sox are getting a money line of +160 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent of the wagers going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox take opener
The White Sox managed to earn a 3-2 win over the Rays in 10 innings on Friday night. They have now won back-to-back games. Chicago is 39-70 overall and 18-37 on the road. The White Sox are averaging 4.10 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.45 per contest.
Carlos Rodon gets the start for Chicago this evening. He has started nine games this year and has a 3-3 record with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Rodon has pitched a total of 58.1 innings this year and has 49 strikeouts with 21 walks.
Rays snap win streak
The Rays had won three straight prior to Friday’s extra-innings loss to the White Sox. Tampa is now 56-54 overall and 32-21 at home. Tampa Bay is putting up 4.23 runs per game this season while giving up 4.18 per contest.
Blake Snell gets the start for the Rays tonight. He is making his 21st start of the season and comes into the game with a 12-5 record, a 2.27 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Snell has pitched a total of 119.0 innings and has amassed 134 strikeouts with 47 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 2-7 in their last nine Saturday games and 12-49 in their last 60 road games against a winning team.
The Rays have won eight straight at home against left-handed starters and are 10-1 in their last 11 overall against a lefty. They also are 21-6 in their last 27 home games.
Rodon has been pitching quite well the last month, allowing just six runs over his last four starts. However, Snell has been pretty good himself. He has allowed just five runs over his last five starts and has a 0.87 ERA at home. I don’t see Chicago being able to get much off of him and Tampa has been slightly better at the plate against left-handed pitching.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -170