Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 27, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Tampa Bay Rays (20-5) are -156 favorites to break their two-game losing streak when they face the Chicago White Sox (7-18), losers of seven in a row. The game begins Thursday at 7:10 PM ET on MLB Network, live from Guaranteed Rate Field.

Shane McClanahan will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Chicago will counter with Dylan Cease.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -156
  • White Sox odds to win: +133
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won 20 of the 24 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (83.3%).

Tampa Bay has gone 16-1 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -156 or shorter (94.1% winning percentage).

This season, the White Sox have been the underdog 17 times and won three, or 17.6%, of those games.

Chicago has not won as an underdog of +133 or more on the moneyline this season in eight such games.

The Rays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 25 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-9-3).

The White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 25 games with a total this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the top-scoring team in MLB play averaging 6.3 runs per game (157 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 48 total home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.

The Rays have an MLB-leading .276 batting average.

Tampa Bay’s batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rays pitching staff ranks 12th in MLB.

Tampa Bay’s 2.74 team ERA ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored 96 runs (3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.

Chicago ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball with 23 home runs.

The White Sox rank 24th in MLB with a .228 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The White Sox strike out a league-high 10 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff.

Chicago has the 29th-ranked ERA (5.62) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays will send McClanahan (4-0) out for his sixth start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.341) and runs batted in (24) this season while also slugging five homers.

Wander Franco is batting .302 with an OBP of .374 and a slugging percentage of .552 this season.

Yandy Diaz is slugging .540 this season, with a team-high six home runs. He’s also collected 15 RBI.

Josh Lowe has collected 21 hits this season and has an OBP of .368. He’s slugging .609 on the year.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox will hand the ball to Cease (2-0) for his sixth start of the season.

Andrew Vaughn has racked up a team-high 16 runs batted in.

Andrew Benintendi has a club-leading .295 batting average.

Luis Robert paces the White Sox with five home runs.

Yasmani Grandal has seven doubles, two home runs and eight walks while hitting .257.

Rays and White Sox Injuries

Rays: 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: Hanser Alberto: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Tim Anderson: 10 Day IL (Knee), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), 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 5, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7 runs
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