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2021 MLB Handicapping
(71-50) Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (74-47)
Date: Friday, August 20th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Lucas Giolito (CHI) vs. Luis Patino (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -141 Rays +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5, Rays +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The White Sox will be in Florida to take on the Rays for game 1 Friday at 7:10 ET.
Lucas Giolito is going for the White Sox and Luis Patino gets the ball for the Rays.
When these teams met last, the White Sox won 2 games out of 3.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox are one of the best teams in baseball and they have been playing well as of late.
They are 1st in the American League Central with a record of 71-50. They lead the Indians by 12 games.
Chicago beat the Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday. So far, the Sox have taken the first 3 games of that series.
Lance Lynn went 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Lucas Giolito is 9-9 with a 3.83 ERA. His last start was against the Yankees where he went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. New York won that game 5-3.
Pitching has been quite good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.59 which is 4th best in baseball.
Their offense is a very powerful and balanced one. The team is scoring 4.98 runs per game which is 6th best in the majors.
Chicago has hit 143 home runs which is 18th best in the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays
Similar to the White Sox, the Rays are having a very good year and they have been one of the best teams in baseball.
This club is in 1st place of the American League East with a record of 74-47.
Tampa Bay beat the Orioles 8-4 on Wednesday. So far, they have won the first 3 games of that series.
Ryan Yarbrough went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run.
Luis Patino has shown flashes of what he can be this year, but he has not been great. The right hander is 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA. His last start was against the Twins where he went 3 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Minnesota won that game 5-4.
The pitching has been impressive for this Tampa club so far. They have an ERA of 3.77 which is 10th best in the majors.
Their offense has been one of the best in baseball. They are scoring 5.25 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
Tampa Bay has hit 167 home runs which is 7th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series.
- White Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 games on astroturf.
- White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- White Sox are 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. the American League East.
- Rays are 2-7 in their last 9 games with the total set at 8.
Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 of the premier teams in the American League. I look for it to be a very entertaining series.
I do feel that Chicago is a better team by a small margin and I like them to win this one.
This is a definitely a good pitching matchup. I look for Giolito to be sharp and for the Sox to do enough against Patino to get a win.
I am going with the White Sox on the moneyline.
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