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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Sunday July 21, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +225 / Tampa Bay Rays -270 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCH, SUN
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The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays meet Sunday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 105 hits and 69 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Leury Garcia have combined for 205 hits and 79 RBI. Dylan Cease gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Cease’s first career game against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rays have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last five games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 98 hits and 42 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 181 hits and 91 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 4.55 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Snell is 3-0 with a 1.07 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 3-11 in their last 14 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games on astroturf. The Rays are 23-8 in their last 31 Sunday games, 0-4 in their last 4 games following a loss and 5-1 in Snells last 6 Sunday starts. The White Sox are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and the under is 4-1 in Snells last 5 starts vs. White Sox. The over is 4-1-2 in Snells last 7 home starts. The over is 3-1-1 in White Sox last 5 overall.

The Tampa Bay Rays can't score runs and last nights loss doesn't help things with a blown save. The good news is the Rays are going up against a young pitcher in Cease, who hasn't looked great through 11 innings, and Snell has allowed just eight hits and two runs in his last 10 innings. Snell is allowing just a .215 batting average through 48.1 innings at home. While the offense still needs to wake up, the Rays have a serious pitching advantage in this contest and should find a way to stop the bleeding. 

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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