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2018 MLB Season
(38-70) Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (56-53)
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL.
Projected Starters: Rodon vs. Snell
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -162 | White Sox +152
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7½
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Chicago White Sox
I didn’t realize Carlos Rodon had a triple-digit ERA+ in each of his first three seasons (though he only threw 70 innings last year).
He’s been at his best in a limited sample size this season. He missed the season’s first two months but has posted a 129 ERA+ in nearly 60 innings since, with a WHIP barely over 1.00.
He had given up at least 8.3 hits per nine innings in each of his first three seasons, and actually gave up more than one per innings in 2015, but is down around six this season. He’s also walking 3.2 per nine after a full four last year.
The difference seems to be that he’s pitching to more contact. He is striking out only 7.6 per nine this season after going from 9.0 to 9.2 to 9.9 in his first three seasons.
Cutting down on the deep pitch counts has allowed him to go into the eighth inning in each of his last three outings.
Tampa Bay Rays
Blake Snell’s hit and walk numbers are pretty equal to Rodon’s in a full season, to this point. He does strike out over ten per nine innings, however.
The guy is an all-star and he will pick right back up with his 177 ERA+ after missing the last two weeks with some shoulder tightness. Surely the Rays were cautious with their ace, so I’m expecting Snell to be just fine.
The trade deadline hasn’t slowed the Rays down at all. They have won three in a row with Tommy Pham replacing Wilson Ramos in the middle of the lineup. No real drop-off there, as far as I’m concerned.
Jalen Beeks, the 25-year-old left-hander whom the Rays brought over in a trade with Boston for Nathan Eovaldi, threw five two-hit innings on Thursday after a disastrous debut with Tampa Bay against Baltimore.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in CHW last 8 overall.
- CHW are 2-7 in their last 9 Sat. games.
- CHW are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- TB are 21-5 in their last 26 games on astroturf.
- TB are 21-5 in their last 26 home games.
- TB are 11-5 in their last 16 Sat. games.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: under.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 7½
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Tampa Bay 2
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