Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 9/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (67-68) at Chicago White Sox (52-80)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Blake Snell (2-6) (4.38) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (0-1) (6.10)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +149 / Tampa Bay Rays -166 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCh, SUN
The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Corey Dickerson leads the Rays with 148 hits and 58 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 251 hits and 149 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.29 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. This will be Snell’s second career game against the White Sox.
USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox look to play spoiler after losing four of their last five games. The White Sox have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 156 hits and 80 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 247 hits and 107 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day, 5-12 in Snells last 17 road starts and 4-1 in Snells last 5 starts. The White Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. American League East, 17-35 in their last 52 games on grass and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the over is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings in Chicago.
The Rays need to keep winning if they're going to make the postseason, and Snell has allowed a combined two runs in his last 14 innings. On the otherside, the White Sox keep finding creative ways to lose games and are simply finding out who is going to be on this team next season at this point. Lopez has just 10.1 innings under his belt this season and is coming off a game in which he was rocked by the Rangers. This is a game the Rays should win, as everybody is beating the White Sox these days.