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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14

Chicago White Sox (70-83) at Tampa Bay Rays (74-80)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Scott Carroll (R) (4-10) (5.900) vs. Chris Archer (R) (9-8) (3.537)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -171 / Chicago White Sox +161 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CHI

The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play Saturday night at Tropicana Field.

The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last nine games and are 13 games below a .500 record. The White Sox offense has picked up a bit, scoring four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The White Sox have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Alexei Ramirez has an RBI in three straight games and Jose Abreu has hit in eight of his last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.33, which is 27th in the majors. Hector Noesi gets the ball, and he’s 8-10 with a 4.77 ERA and has 117 strikeouts in 160.1 innings. Noesi is 0-2 with a 3.34 ERA in eight career games against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14

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The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last 10 games and are six games below a .500 record. The Rays offense has produced three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have lost six of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria has scored a run in five of his last six games and James Loney has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 3.47, which is eighth in the majors. Starting is Chris Archer, who is 9-8 with a 3.54 ERA and has 164 strikeouts in 180.2 innings. Archer is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in two career games against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 5-1 in Noesis last 6 starts as an underdog and 6-2 in Noesis last 8 starts overall. The Rays are 1-6 in Archers last 7 home starts and 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series. 

With the way the Archer has pitched at home and the way the Rays have been stinking it up pretty much all year, would you pay that to back them at home? Me neither. Give me the team that's been winning lately for the insane price. 

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