Rays vs. White Sox - 6/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (28-30) at Tampa Bay Rays (32-29)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
J Samardzija (4-4) (4.93) vs. C Archer (7-4) (1.84)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -151 / Chicago White Sox +141 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, SunSports
The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The White Sox have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 62 hits and 39 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 49 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost four of their last six road games. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.93 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Samardzija’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Logan Forsythe and Evan Longoria have combined for 112 hits and 53 RBI while Steven Souza Jr. has 28 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six of their last eight home games. Chris Archer takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 1.84 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Archer is 1-0 with a 5.02 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 in Samardzijas last 7 road starts. The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Archers last 6 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Archer on the hill or not, the Rays have been brutal on their home field as of late and it's not like Tampa Bay has been scoring at lot either. I'll take another solid pitcher in Samardzija, as well as the high plus money.