White Sox vs. Rays - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (51-54) at Chicago White Sox (50-52)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Nathan Karns vs. J Quintana (6-9) (3.52)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -132 / Tampa Bay Rays +122 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, WPWR
The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Rays have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 102 hits and 45 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 70 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven road games. Nathan Karns gets the nod, and he’s 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Karns is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 116 hits and 53 RBI while Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton have combined for 87 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last seven home games. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 6-9 with a 3.52 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Karns' last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 3-9 in Quintanas last 12 starts as a favorite. The Rays are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We have a team that's struggling on the road and a team that's struggling at home. Something has to give here, right? Quintana has allowed just two combined runs in his last two starts. Karns has allowed just one run in his last two starts. With the way both guys are pitching as of late, I'm going to side with the under.