MLB Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox

by Dirty on April 7, 2011

Betting on White Sox Baseball The Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Rays will give the ball to starter David Price in this one. Lefthander Price is 0-1 this season with a 5.14 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Price with Edwin Jackson. Righthander Jackson has a 3.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the White Sox listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -101 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 10-7 result against the Royals on April 6. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 0-5 SU
Chicago: 3-2 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Tampa Bay’s last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox’s last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Tampa Bay, Friday, April 8

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