White Sox vs. Rays MLB Prediction

White Sox vs. Rays, 8/20/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

First-place teams from the AL East and Central will square off in Tampa on Friday night when the Rays host the White Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Lucas Giolito set to oppose Michael Wacha in the pitching matcup, what’s the best bet for Game 1 of this series?

Game Snapshot

971 Chicago White Sox (-125) at 972 Tampa Bay Rays (+105); o/u 9

7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, August 20, 2021

Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL

Chicago White Sox DFS Notes

Andrew Vaughn hit a two-run homer and walked twice Thursday against the A's. Vaughn is hitting .302 with four homers and an 8/9 K/BB ratio in 52 plate appearances this month. He had a 76/25 K/BB ratio in 330 plate appearances previously, so this is a very nice change.

Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes

Brandon Lowe hit a two-run homer, doubled and walked Thursday as the Rays topped the Orioles 7-2. Lowe has been one of the AL's best players since the beginning of June, having hit 20 homers in 63 games. His batting average has increased every month this year: he hit .182 in April, .196 in May, .241 in June, .288 in July and .303 so far in August.

Padres vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

The under is 41-20-1 in the last 62 meetings between these two teams in Tampa and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 3-0-2 in the White Sox’ last five games, is 4-1-1 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter and is 8-3-2 in their last 13 road games. On the other side, the under is 9-4 in the Rays’ last 13 home games versus a team with a with a winning record.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WHITE SOX/RAYS UNDER 9

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