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(24-31) Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (29-30)
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Park in St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Projected Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs Chris Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: OFF
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Chicago White Sox
The White Sox sit near the bottom in the AL Central, but the organization has realized they’ve needed to retool and made some astute moves to get some top end future pieces and there could be more moves along the way.
Soon to be in the rotation are Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito and in the lineup, Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert.
Jose Abreu leads the team with 10 homers and Avisail Garcia has a .330 BA and 38 RBI.
Mike Pelfrey is just an elder statesman placeholder for the young arms on the way, and Pelfrey is no longer a great pitcher.
However, he has put up decent numbers this season with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP, though his 23:13 K/BB ratio suggests this won’t last.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays also sit in 4th place in their respective division, though their record is only one game below .500 at 29-30. The Rays have taken some gambles that have paid off in the likes of Logan Morrison (16 homers and 37 RBI) and Corey Dickerson (.336 BA and 13 HR).
They will soon also get the services of Wilson Ramos back from the DL, but face an uphill climb in the powerhouse AL East.
Their ace will take the mound here, with Chris Archer entering the game with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, but an incredible 95 strikeouts in 79.1 innings pitched.
Alex Colome has been an excellent closer since taking over the role, and could be dealt by the deadline to load up for the future. Colome has 15 saves and a 0.99 WHIP this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The White Sox are 5-16 in their last 21 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 8 Wednesday games.
- Chicago is 12-20 on the road this season.
- Chris Archer has struck out 30 batters over his past 3 starts.
- TB were swept in their last series vs. the Mariners, getting outscored 28-7.
- TB is 16-13 at home this year.
Free Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Mike Pelfrey allowed 4 runs in 4.1 innings last time out, and has made it to the sixth inning just once this season. The 33-year old hasn’t had an ERA under 4.00 in any full season since 2010, so expecting otherwise would be foolish at this point.
Red hot hitters, Logan Morrison and Kevin Kiermaier should be able to punish him.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Odds are currently OFF but I’m on Tampa Bay -1.5.
With Archer on the mound at home, it’s difficult to see the Sox putting up big offensive numbers. The pitching matchup heavily slants in Tampa’s favor and the Rays should put up enough runs to cover.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 2 – Tampa Bay 5
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