Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Chicago White Sox (7-20) will look to Jake Burger, with homers in two straight games, to pull off an upset win over the Tampa Bay Rays (22-5) Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Rays are -140 moneyline favorites for the game, which starts at 7:10 PM ET live on NBCS-CHI.

Calvin Faucher gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay while Lance Lynn is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -140
  • White Sox odds to win: +119
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won 84.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (22-4).

Tampa Bay has gone 19-2 (winning 90.5% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -140 or shorter.

The White Sox have entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won three, or 15.8%, of those games.

This season, Chicago has won two of its 13 games, or 15.4%, when it’s the underdog by at least +119 on the moneyline.

The Rays have combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times this season for a 14-10-3 record against the over/under.

The White Sox and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 13 of their 27 opportunities.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays are the top-scoring team in baseball averaging 6.4 runs per game (174 total).

The Tampa Bay Rays average 1.9 home runs per game and have hit an MLB-high 52 home runs in total.

The Rays lead MLB with a .279 batting average.

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

The nine strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Rays pitching staff ranks 14th in MLB.

Tampa Bay has the top team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (2.80).

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the 23rd-most runs in the league this season with 103 (3.8 per game).

Chicago has hit 26 homers this season, which ranks 21st in the majors.

The White Sox rank 23rd in MLB with a .230 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 17th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox average 10 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, first-most in the league.

Chicago has pitched to a 5.65 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Faucher gets the start for the Rays, his fourth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings pitched.

Yandy Diaz is batting .319 this season with a team-high seven home runs.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.330) and runs batted in (24) this season while also slugging five homers.

Wander Franco has 31 hits this season and a slash line of .292/.359/.519.

Brandon Lowe leads Tampa Bay in home runs with seven while driving in 19 runs and slugging .551.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox will send Lynn (0-3) to the mound for his sixth start this season.

Andrew Vaughn has driven in a team-high 17 runs batted in.

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

Andrew Benintendi has a team-best batting average of .281.

Luis Robert has six doubles, five home runs and four walks while batting .215.

Rays and White Sox Injuries

Rays: 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), Pete Fairbanks: day-to-day (Undisclosed), Yandy Díaz: day-to-day (Shoulder)

White Sox: Hanser Alberto: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Tim Anderson: 10 Day IL (Knee), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Andrew Benintendi: day-to-day (Elbow)

Rays vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 7, White Sox 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.