Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Tampa Bay Rays (18-18) vs Chicago White Sox (8-27)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Aaron Civale (2-2) (6.14) vs Chris Flexen (1-3) (4.85)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -227 / Chicago White Sox +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 8th at Tropicana Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The White Sox recent form and recent player performance 

-The Rays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

-Recent betting trends in games played between Chicago vs Tampa Bay

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the White Sox and Rays. 

White Sox Coming Off Another Terrible Loss

The White Sox offense was awful again on Tuesday, scoring only one run and that led to the defeat. At the end of the third inning, they were down 4-0 and they couldn’t bounce back as they were defeated. Paul DeJong hit a home run and that was the only run they scored. The White Sox are averaging 2.91 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.43 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th in the league, while the defense is ranked 28th. They have a negative run differential of -2.51 which is 30th in the league. Andrew Benintendi has hit three home runs and driven in 13 RBIs. Getting the start for the White Sox will be Chris Flexen who sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 4.85. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Rays Move Back Above .500 

With their win on Tuesday, the Rays now sit with a 19-18 record. Randy Arozerna had a strong game hitting a home run and driving in two RBIs. Zach Eflin had a strong game on the mound going seven innings giving up six hits and one run. The Rays are averaging 4.11 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.0 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th. They have a batting average of .246 which is 10th in the league. Isaac Paredes has hit seven home runs and driven in 18 RBIs. Getting the start for the Rays will be Aaron Civale who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 6.14. In his last start against the New York Mets, he went 4.2 innings giving up six hits and seven runs. Two starts ago against the White Sox, he went 4.1 innings giving up eight hits and six runs. 

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Randy Arozarena has hit a home run in three of the Rays' last four games as favorites.
  • Josh Lowe has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Aaron Civale has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last four home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Harold Ramirez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Harold Ramirez has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight home appearances against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one Single in nine of the Rays' last 10 home games.
  • Aaron Civale has recorded a win in four of his last five home appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tommy Pham has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with the White Sox against AL opponents.
  • Eloy Jimenez has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances at Tropicana Field against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Tommy Pham has scored a run in each of his last four appearances against the Rays.
  • Nicky Lopez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight road appearances.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 4th in the league for steals this season (45).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T27th in the league for home runs allowed this season (47).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (103).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for home runs this season (25).

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

The White Sox’s offense hasn’t exactly elite heading into this game, but one of their best game was two starts ago against Civale. He gave up eight hits and six runs in that start, and he’s going to struggle again here. The Rays' offense will score a couple of runs, but it’s not going to be enough to keep it close. The White Sox are going to win this game 5-3 or 6-3. Back the White Sox on the money line.

Shane’s Pick White Sox ML

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