Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (17-3) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the Chicago White Sox (7-13) Saturday at 4:05 PM ET on FOX. Sportsbooks consider the Rays -189 favorites to extend their streak, while the White Sox are +160 underdogs looking for the upset.

Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan gets the start, and he’ll go against Chicago’s Dylan Cease.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -189
  • White Sox odds to win: +160
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: FOX

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won 89.5% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (17-2).

Tampa Bay has won all eight games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -189 or shorter.

This season, the White Sox have been the underdog 12 times and won three, or 25%, of those games.

Chicago has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +160 odds on it winning this game.

The Rays have played in 20 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-6-2).

So far this season, the White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 20 games with a total.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (141 total, 7.1 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 45 home runs, averaging 2.3 per game.

The Rays have the second-best batting average in the majors (.288).

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.0 times per game to rank sixth in MLB.

The 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks eighth in MLB.

Tampa Bay’s 2.80 team ERA ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored 90 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Chicago has hit 20 homers this season, which ranks 18th in the majors.

The White Sox’s .252 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.

Chicago ranks 13th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.

The White Sox have a 10.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, first-best in baseball.

Chicago pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.61 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

McClanahan (4-0) gets the starting nod for the Rays in his fifth start of the season. He’s put together a 1.57 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched, with 27 strikeouts.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with six home runs this season. He’s batting .284 with 14 RBI.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.333) and runs batted in (18) this season while also slugging four homers.

Josh Lowe has collected 19 base hits, an OBP of .418 and a slugging percentage of .725 this season.

Brandon Lowe is slugging .636 this season, with a team-best six homers while driving in 15 runs.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Cease (2-0) will take to the mound for the White Sox and make his fifth start of the season.

Andrew Vaughn paces the White Sox with 14 runs batted in.

Luis Robert’s five home runs are a team-high mark.

Andrew Benintendi has accumulated a team-high batting average of .286.

Jake Burger’s five home runs are a team-high mark.

Rays and White Sox Injuries

Rays: Jose Siri: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Eflin: 15 Day IL (Back), Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

White Sox: Tim Anderson: 10 Day IL (Knee), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Hanser Alberto: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Joe Kelly: 15 Day IL (Groin), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Rays vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, White Sox 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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