White Sox vs. Rays - 9/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (65-92) at Chicago White Sox (76-81)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C Archer (8-19) (4.02) vs. J Quintana (13-11) (3.21)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -130 / Tampa Bay Rays +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays early Thursday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays could use a feel good win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Rays have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 4.25 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 168 hits, Brad Miller has 81 RBI and Logan Forsythe has 20 home runs. Chris Archer gets the nod, and he’s 8-19 with a 4.02 ERA and 228 strikeouts this season. Archer is 2-0 with a 4.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The White Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been consistent as of late, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 181 hits, Adam Eaton has 59 RBI and Todd Frazier has 40 home runs. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 13-11 with a 3.21 ERA and 174 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games and 7-19 in Archers last 26 starts. The White Sox are 6-0 in Quintanas last 6 home starts and 5-2 in Quintanas last 7 starts overall. The Rays are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.
The White Sox look like a team that wants to finish the season on a strong note and are swinging the bats well. The Rays are struggling across the finish line and are now throwing their ace on the hill who has looked like a shell of himself this season. Hard to sweep a four-game series, but the White Sox should be able to get the job done here.