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Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 4/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (1-7) at Chicago White Sox (3-5)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

C Archer (0-0) (6.55) vs. M Gonzalez (0-1) (9.00)

The Line: Chicago White Sox +135 / Tampa Bay Rays -145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: WGN

MLB comes to Guaranteed Rate Field where the Chicago White Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

The Tampa Bay Rays saw their late inning work on the mound cough up the lead in an 8-7 loss at Boston on Sunday. With Tampa Bay leading 7-2 in the 8th, Matt Andriese allowed four runs before Alex Colome blew the save and absorbed the loss with two runs given up in 1/3 of an inning.

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 4/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rays racked up eleven hits and walked six times with CJ Cron leaving the yard with Joey Wendle driving in a run and scoring while every starter scored or drove in a run. Tampa Bay kicks off their road series at the White Sox with ace Chris Archer on the mound. Archer comes off of an 11-4 loss at the NY Yankees with four runs allowed on six hits and three BB in five frames.

The Chicago White Sox look get the ship pointed in the right direction following  a 1-0 defeat versus visiting Detroit on Sunday. White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez  was the hard luck loser with a run given up in the first while allowing two hits and five BB over seven innings overall.

The Chicago offense consisted of three hits and a pair of bases on balls. Avisail Garcia topped the White ox with two hits with Tm Anderson going 1-3. The White Sox send right hander Miguel Gonzalez to the bump versus Tampa Bay for his second start in 2018. Gonzalez comes off of a 14-5 loss at Toronto with six runs given up on eight hits over five innings.

Tampa Bay are 7-19 in their last 26 Monday games and over is 27-13-7 in Tampa Bay last 47 Monday games and over is 6-2 in Archer’s last 8 Monday starts. Tampa Bay are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and over is 14-5-1 in the last 20 meetings in Chicago. 

Archer certainly gets more ink then Gonzalez  but I don’t see a night and day difference here so I’ll back the home dog…

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