White Sox vs Rays Prediction - MLB Picks 4/22/23

Tampa Bay Rays (16-3) vs Chicago White Sox (7-12)

Game Info: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Tropicana Field)

Shane McClanahan (4-0) (1.57) vs Dylan Cease (2-0) (2.01)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -175 / Chicago White Sox +135 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Tropicana Field. On Friday it was the Tampa Bay Rays that were able to secure the 8-7 victory. 

White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox sit with a 7-13 record overall and the pitching let them down on Friday. It looked like they were on their way to a win until they gave up three runs in the 9th inning and ended up losing. Elvis Andrus had a strong game finishing with one hit and two RBIs. The White Sox’s pitching is giving up 5.85 runs per game which is 28th in the league. On the mound for the White Sox is Dylan Cease who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.01. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles he went six innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

Rays Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rays who sit with a 17-3 record overall and they scored eight runs on Friday. Harold Ramirez had a strong game finishing with two hits, two RBIs and two runs. The Rays offense and pitching On the mound for the Rays will be Shane McClanahan who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.57. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went six innings giving up four hits and one run. 

White Sox vs Rays Trends

Rays are 5-0 in McClanahans last 5 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League Central. Rays are 4-0 in McClanahans last 4 starts. White Sox are 0-7 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Over is 4-0 in Rays last 4 home games. Over is 3-0-1 in White Sox last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.

Shane’s Free Pick

McClanahan has been lights out this season and he’s going to do it again here. Dylan Cease sits with a 2.01 ERA and he’s going to find a way to slowdown the Rays red hot offense. It wouldn’t be shocking if this game ended 1-0 or 2-0. This game is going to be lower scoring and the under is going to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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