White Sox vs. Rays Total Pick 6/4/22

by | Jun 4, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays

Date: Saturday, June 4th, 04:10 ET

Location: Tropicana Field

TV: Bally Sports Sun

Money Line: White Sox 105 / Rays -125

Total Line: 7.0

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STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Dylan Cease (4-2, 3.69)
Tampa Bay: Drew Rasmussen (5-2, 3.47)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Andrew Vaughn LF
Josh Harrison 2B
Yasmani Grandal C
Gavin Sheets RF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Leury García SS
AJ Pollock LF
José Abreu 1B
Luis Robert CF
Dylan Cease P

Rays Projected Lineup

Taylor Walls SS
Isaac Paredes 2B
Randy Arozarena LF
Manuel Margot RF
Mike Zunino C
Vidal Brujan SS
Yandy Díaz 3B
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Drew Rasmussen P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 23-27-0 SU / OU 23-25-2 / Run Line W/L 22-28-0
Tampa Bay Rays: 31-21-0 SU / OU 22-27-3 / Run Line W/L 25-27-0

The Tampa Bay Rays host the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 4th at Tropicana Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 04:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Tampa Bay as the favorite (-125), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

The White Sox are hoping to get back on track, after falling to the Rays by a score of 6-3. On their way to giving up 6 runs, the White Sox staff allowed 8 hits. On offense, the White Sox finished with 3 runs on 11 hits. The loss came as Chicago was the betting underdog, getting 170.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.0 runs. On the season, Chicago’s over-under record is 23-25-2.

The White Sox will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 1-4 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -12. During this stretch, the offense is averaging 3.8 runs per game, similar to their season-long average of 3.62. Chicago’s overall series record is just 7-7-3.

Tampa Bay will look to keep things rolling in today’s game, as they most recently took down White Sox by 3 runs (6-3). For the game, the pitching staff held the White Sox to 3 runs on 11 hits. At the plate, the Rays scored 6 times on 8 hits. In the game, Tampa Bay was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -200.0. So far, the team has won 64.0% of the games in which they were favored. In terms of the over-under, the Rays and White Sox combined to surpass the line of 7.0 runs. Against the run total, Tampa Bay is just 22-27-3.

In their last 5 games, the Rays have put together a record of 3-2. Tampa Bay has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5 scoring margin sitting at -1. Tampa Bay has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.15. On the season, Tampa Bay has won more than half of their series, going 10-5-2.

Pitching Matchup

Dylan Cease gets the start for the White Sox, with an overall record of 4-2. To date, Cease has an ERA of 3.69 while lasting an average of 5.32 innings per appearance. Through 10 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.217. Cease is giving up home runs at a rate similar to the league average, allowing 0.85 per 9 innings. Per game, Dylan Cease is averaging 7.6 K’s, on a strikeout percentage of 33.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 3.86 walks per outing. Tampa Bay will roll with Drew Rasmussen (5-2) as their starter. To date, Rasmussen has an ERA of 3.47 while lasting an average of 4.62 innings per appearance. Through 10 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.216. Rasmussen is giving up home runs a rate similar to the league average, allowing 0.97 per 9 innings. Rasmussen has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 23.0% and a per-game average of 4.4. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.51 walks per contest.

Chicago vs Tampa Bay History

For the season, the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will be playing their 4th game of the season. Today’s game will be a rubber match for the two teams, as Chicago and Tampa Bay each have 2 wins. The over-under record in this series sits at 2-2. The average run total in these games is 9.67 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.75 runs. When looking back to last season, Chicago and Tampa Bay split the season series, with each team picking up 3 wins. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 3-1-2, with the average run total being 9.67 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.67 runs per game. More Picks: Get our Atlanta at Colorado Total Prediction 6/4/22 >>>

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Today’s matchup between Chicago and Tampa Bay looks to play out in an outstanding pitchers duel. The White Sox will need a great outing from Dylan Cease, as their offense has continued to struggle. On the other side, Drew Rasmussen will look to bounce back from two substandard outings. I recommend taking the under at 7 runs. Free MLB Pick: Under 7 Runs. Bet your White Sox vs. Rays pick and ALL your MLB wagers for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit up to $500 when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook!

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