Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4-21-23 MLB Odds, Prediction and Best Bets

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/21/23 – On Friday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will face off against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of their three-game series. The Rays currently lead the AL East with a 16-3 record and have seen some success recently by going 4-3 over their past seven games leading up to this contest. Chicago currently stands fourth in the AL Central with a 7-12 record and have lost seven of their last ten contests leading up to this matchup. The starting pitchers are Michael Kopech for White Sox and Calvin Faucher for Tampa Bay. Keep an eye on this exciting game and place your bets by following the MLB betting guide.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays

Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL

TV: Bally Sports Sun

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/21/23 Betting Odds

White Sox

Moneyline: +157

Spread: +1.5 (-137)

Total: 8.5 over (-108)


Moneyline: -167

Spread: -1.5 (+117)

Total: 8.5 under (-112)

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Analysis

Chicago White Sox have hit 42 two-baggers as a team and hit 19 balls out of the stadium. Chicago boasts a slugging percentage of 0.400 and have struck out 157 times while taking 46 walks, recording an overall run average of 4.4 per game and ranking 21st among MLB clubs. These players have notched 82 RBI’s while also collecting 166 hits this season for a team batting average of 0.251 and have amassed 83 runs while maintaining an on-base percentage of 0.304. White Sox pitchers currently boast a 2.16 strikeout to walk ratio with a 1.57 WHIP rating for their pitching staff, having allowed 25 home runs and 109 total runs this year alone; Chicago has allowed 1775 hits, totalling 101 earned runs. The White Sox have amassed an earned run average of 5.44 this season and their pitching staff has struck out 190 batters while walking 88 players from opposing teams; their FIP stands at 4.85. The Chicago White Sox have amassed 501 putouts thus far this season, along with 132 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding rate of 0.984 ranks them 21st among baseball teams, and 11 double plays have been produced by them thus far. Out of 1,503 innings on the diamond they converted 65.4% of balls into outs – placing them 28th overall.

Tampa Bay Rays boast a team slugging percentage of 0.542 and are scoring 7.00 runs per contest, notching 38 doubles while taking 64 walks to score 133 runs in 2017. In total they have recorded 42 long balls on the season for 130 RBIs. Tampa Bay Rays players have been hit 145 times this season and amassed 188 base hits, yielding them an OBP of 0.360 and an batting average of 0.288 this season. The Rays currently boast a team WHIP of 1.054 and FIP of 3.10 as a pitching staff over the course of this season, placing them first among MLB clubs for total hits surrendered with 118. Tampa Bay pitchers have allowed 50 runs this season with an ERA of 2.57 and K/BB ratio of 9.20, giving up 8 homers and 2.68 runs per 9 innings pitched. Over 1,512 innings played this season, the Tampa Bay Rays have achieved a defensive efficiency rating of 73.3%. They have executed 15 double plays and achieved an incredible fielding percentage of 0.990; moreover they have accrued 157 assists, seven errors, and 504 putouts over this campaign.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Against the Spread

Chicagoi White Sox are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games. Chicagoi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Tampa Bay. Chicago White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago White Sox’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay. The Chicago White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 games. Tampa Bay are 16-3 SU in their last 19 games. Tampa Bay are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing at home against the Chicago White Sox. Tampa Bay are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the American League.

Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Free Pick

Tampa is currently leading their division while Chicago continues their downward spiral in the AL Central. Tampa has taken control of their division as they’ve gone 10-1 when opponents allow five runs or more in previous games. As per MLB betting predictions from experts, expect the Rays to cover and win this matchup.

Free Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+117)