Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 30, 2023

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Rays vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a two-homer game last time out, Randy Arozarena leads the Tampa Bay Rays (23-5) into action as -189 favorites against the Chicago White Sox (7-21). First pitch from Guaranteed Rate Field at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday, live on NBCS-CHI.

Drew Rasmussen will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Chicago will counter with Mike Clevinger.

Rays vs. White Sox Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -189
  • White Sox odds to win: +161
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. White Sox?

Rays and White Sox Betting Trends

The Rays have won 23 of the 27 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (85.2%).

Tampa Bay has won all 10 games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -189 or shorter.

This season, the White Sox have been the underdog 20 times and won three, or 15%, of those games.

Chicago has been at least a +161 moneyline underdog three times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

The Rays have played in 28 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-10-3).

The White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 28 games with a total this season.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (186 total, 6.6 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays average two home runs per game and have hit an MLB-best 57 home runs in total.

The Rays’ .279 batting average leads the majors.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 12 mark in baseball.

The Rays pitching staff is 14th in the majors with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has a 2.81 team ERA that ranks No. 1 among all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored 106 runs (3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Chicago’s 26 home runs rank 21st in Major League Baseball.

The White Sox rank 23rd in MLB with a .227 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.

The White Sox strike out 10.1 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, first-best in MLB.

Chicago pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.89 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Rasmussen (3-2) gets the starting nod for the Rays in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 3.33 ERA in 27 2/3 innings pitched, with 31 strikeouts.

Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with seven, runs batted in with 28 and his batting average of .333 is also best on his team.

Yandy Diaz’s seven home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 16 runs this season while slugging .585.

Wander Franco has 33 hits this season and a slash line of .300/.369/.545.

Josh Lowe has 26 hits and an OBP of .397 to go with a slugging percentage of .644 this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Clevinger (2-2) will take the mound for the White Sox, his sixth start of the season.

Andrew Vaughn has a team-best 17 runs batted in.

Jake Burger’s seven home runs pace his team.

Andrew Benintendi paces the White Sox with a team-high batting average of .281.

Luis Robert is batting .213 with six doubles, five home runs and four walks.

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

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

Rays vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 6, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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