Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 28, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 28, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Chicago White Sox (7-19) will try to end their eight-game losing streak when they host the Tampa Bay Rays (21-5) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. Bookmakers consider the Rays to be -162 favorites for the contest, while the White Sox are +139 underdogs looking for the upset.

Tampa Bay’s Zach Eflin gets the start, and he’ll go against Chicago’s Lucas Giolito.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -162
  • White Sox odds to win: +139
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won 84% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (21-4).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -162 or shorter, Tampa Bay has a 16-1 record (winning 94.1% of its games).

This season, the White Sox have won three out of the 18 games, or 16.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Chicago has not won as an underdog of +139 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.

The Rays have combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times this season for a 14-9-3 record against the over/under.

Games involving the White Sox have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 13 of 26 chances this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the top-scoring team in baseball averaging 6.6 runs per game (171 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays have hit an MLB-leading 51 home runs, averaging two per game.

The Rays have an MLB-best .280 batting average.

Tampa Bay’s 8.2 strikeouts per game rank 12th in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective nine K/9, which ranks 14th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has the top team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (2.83).

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored 101 runs (3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Chicago’s 24 home runs rank 22nd in Major League Baseball.

The White Sox have a team batting average of .231 this season, which ranks 23rd among MLB teams.

Chicago ranks 15th with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

The White Sox have a 10 K/9 this season as a staff, which is best in baseball.

Chicago pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.76 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Eflin makes the start for the Rays, his fourth of the season. He is 3-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in home runs this season with seven while driving in 16 runs.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in with 24 while batting .323 with five homers.

Wander Franco has collected 31 base hits, an OBP of .372 and a slugging percentage of .539 this season.

Brandon Lowe’s seven home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 18 runs this season while slugging .581.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Giolito (1-2) will take to the mound for the White Sox and make his sixth start of the season.

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

Luis Robert is hitting .223 with six doubles, five home runs and four walks.

Andrew Benintendi leads the White Sox with a .283 batting average.

Jake Burger’s six home runs lead his team.

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: Tim Anderson: 10 Day IL (Knee), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Hanser Alberto: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), 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 6, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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