The Tampa Bay Rays head in to Chicago for a three game series with the White Sox. Last season the White Sox won 5 of the 7 meetings with the Rays but they haven’t had much luck this season versus the Rays losing all 3 meetings so far.
Head to Head Trends
Rays are 3-0 this vs the White Sox season.
Over is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.
Chicago White Sox (-125)
The Chicago White Sox are 4th in the American League Central – 11.5 games out of 1st place so they’re basically out of the division race but they’re only 3.5 games out of the wild card spot so they still have plenty to play for. After struggling with the bats almost all season the White Sox hitters have really caught fire over the past couple weeks batting over .300 as a team and averaging 6.60 runs per game.
Starting for the White Sox in this one is lefty Jose Quintana who is 6-9 with a 3.52 ERA on the season. Quintana had a couple bad outings early in the season but for the most part he had pitched really good with 11 of his last 12 starts being a quality start.
Chicago White Sox Trends
White Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
Tampa Bay Rays (+115)
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4th in the American League East 8 games back of the 1st place New York Yankees. I don’t think the Rays can win the division but just like the White Sox they are still in the mix in the wild card race. The Rays had their run in June when they won 16 of 21 games but since then they are just 13-24 and are fading fast.
On the hill for the Rays today is Nathan Karns who is 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA on the season. Karns has pitched solid this season his only knock is he doesn’t usually pitch deep into games reaching the 7th inning just 3 times.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends
Rays are 3-10 in their last 13 road games.
Rays are 1-10 in their last 11 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
I like the Chicago White Sox over the Rays in this one. The White Sox offense is just crushing pitchers right now while the Rays haven’t really done anything for the past month and a half.
Free Pick: Chicago White Sox -125