Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/16/2022

by | Apr 16, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (4-3) will look to Ji-Man Choi, who has blasted homers in two straight games, to pull off an upset win over the Chicago White Sox (5-2) Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox and Luis Robert (who has a two-game home run streak of his own) are -141 moneyline favorites for the game, which starts at 2:10 PM ET. Chicago’s Michael Kopech and Tampa Bay’s Corey Kluber have been named the starters for this 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 -141 +120 8.5 -116 -104 -1.5 +138 -165

Computer Predictions for White Sox vs. Rays

Our computer pick: Tampa Bay Rays (+120) and Over (8.5)

White Sox vs. Rays Game Info

  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Michael Kopech
  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Corey Kluber
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Kopech Kluber
1 GS 1
0-0 W-L 0-0
2.25 ERA 0.00
4.0 IP 4.2
2 BB 4
3 SO 5

White Sox Starter Michael Kopech

  • Kopech (0-0) takes the mound for the White Sox to make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, when he tossed four innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of just .154 against him this season. He has a 2.25 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings over his one games.
  • The opposing Rays offense has the seventh-ranked slugging percentage (.417) and ranks 14th in MLB play with seven home runs. It has a collective .255 batting average, and is 10th in MLB with 60 total hits and 14th in MLB play scoring 31 runs.

Rays Starter Corey Kluber

  • The Rays will send Kluber to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • He has pitched to a .00 ERA this season with 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 7.7 walks per nine across one games.
  • The White Sox rank 11th in MLB with 32 runs scored this season. They have a .240 batting average this campaign with eight home runs (12th in the league).

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox won 80, or 62.5%, of the 128 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Chicago entered 94 games last season favored by -141 or more and was 59-35 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 58.5% chance of a victory for the White Sox.
  • Last season, Chicago and its opponents hit the over in 73 of their 165 games with a total.
  • The White Sox were 59-62-0 against the spread in their 121 chances last season.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays were defeated in the one game they played as the underdog this season.
  • Tampa Bay has yet to play a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +120.
  • The Rays have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Tampa Bay and their opponents have gone over in two of their seven games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In seven games with a line this season, the Rays have a mark of 3-4-0 against the spread.

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Abreu had 30 home runs and 117 runs batted in last season.
  • Tim Anderson had a .309 batting average with 163 hits.
  • Josh Harrison hit .279 a season ago with 33 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 31 walks.
  • Yasmani Grandal had nine doubles, 23 home runs and 87 walks while hitting .240.
Luis Robert 7 .250 .276 .500 2 3 7
Andrew Vaughn 6 .350 .409 .650 2 6 7
Tim Anderson 5 .429 .429 .714 1 4 9
Eloy Jiménez 6 .200 .227 .350 1 7 4
Jake Burger 5 .375 .412 .625 1 4 6

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Brandon Lowe had 39 home runs and 99 runs batted in last season.
  • Randy Arozarena hit .274 a season ago with 145 hits.
  • Yandy Diaz hit .256 a season ago with 20 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 69 walks.
  • Manuel Margot hit .254 with 18 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.
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 taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Rays on the moneyline at +120. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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