Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 14, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (4-2), led by Luis Robert on a two-game home run streak, are -144 favorites on the moneyline to defeat Ji-Man Choi (homers in two straight contests) and the Tampa Bay Rays (4-2). First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on Friday, live from Guaranteed Rate Field. Dylan Cease gets the starting nod for Chicago while Drew Rasmussen is Tampa Bay’s starter for the contest.

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

White Sox vs Rays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
White Sox -144 +124 8.5 -116 -104 -1.5 +135 -157

Computer Predictions for White Sox vs. Rays

Our computer pick: Tampa Bay Rays (+124) and Under (8.5)

White Sox vs. Rays Game Info

  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Dylan Cease
  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Drew Rasmussen
  • Game Day: Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Cease Rasmussen
1 GS 1
1-0 W-L 0-0
1.80 ERA 4.50
5.0 IP 4.0
3 BB 1
8 SO 3

White Sox Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease (1-0) takes the mound for the White Sox to make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, when he went five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • He has a 1.80 ERA and 14.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .118 against him over his one games this season.
  • He will match up with a Rays offense that is batting .266 as a unit (third in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .443 (fourth in MLB) with seven total home runs (eighth in MLB).

Rays Starter Drew Rasmussen

  • The Rays’ Rasmussen will make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he threw four innings against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of 4.50, a batting average against of .200 and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The White Sox are batting .246 this season, eighth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .414 (seventh in the league) with seven home runs.

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox entered a game as favorites 128 times last season and won 80, or 62.5%, of those games.
  • Chicago was 57-35 last season when entering a game favored by -144 or more on the moneyline.
  • The White Sox have a 59% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents hit the over in 73 of their 165 games with a total last season.
  • The White Sox were 59-62-0 against the spread in their 121 chances last season.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays will be posted as the underdog for the first time this season.
  • Tampa Bay has yet to play a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +124.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rays have a 44.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over the total this season in two of their six opportunities.
  • In six games with a line this season, the Rays have a mark of 2-4-0 against the spread.

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Abreu put up 30 home runs and had 117 runs batted in last season.
  • Tim Anderson had a .309 batting average with 163 hits.
  • Josh Harrison hit .279 last season with 33 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 31 walks.
  • Yasmani Grandal hit .240 with nine doubles, 23 home runs and 87 walks.
Luis Robert 6 .292 .320 .583 2 3 7
Andrew Vaughn 5 .353 .421 .706 2 6 6
Tim Anderson 4 .471 .471 .824 1 4 8
Eloy Jiménez 5 .235 .263 .412 1 7 4
José Abreu 6 .227 .320 .318 0 2 5

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Brandon Lowe leads the Rays in home runs (three) and runs batted in (six).
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Lowe’s home run total is second and his RBI tally ranks 13th.
  • Lowe carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with three home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Choi is batting .583 with two doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Choi ranks 10th among all hitters in MLB in home runs, and 19th in RBI.
  • Wander Franco has put up a team-high batting average of .320.
  • Francisco Mejia is batting .500 with a home run.
Brandon Lowe 149 .247 .340 .523 39 99 132
Mike Zunino 109 .216 .301 .559 33 62 72
Randy Arozarena 141 .274 .356 .459 20 69 145
Yandy Díaz 134 .256 .353 .387 13 64 119
Brett Phillips 119 .206 .300 .427 13 44 52

Betting Tips for White Sox vs. Rays

After digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Rays on the moneyline at +124. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going under the total of 8.5 runs.

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