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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox Total Pick

Time: 7:10 PM EST Saturday April 26, 2014

Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago White Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League match up.

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4-game series the White Sox beat the Rays 9-6.

In the Game 1 win the White Sox scored 5 runs in the 9th inning to stun the Rays and Jose Abreu won the game with a walk-off grand slam.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams in Chicago the Over record is 5-0-1.

The White Sox are 0-4 in John Danks’ last 4 starts against the Rays.

Overall the White Sox are 2-7 in Danks’ last 9 home starts.

Chicago ranks 2nd in the Majors in runs scored.

Pitching Match Up
Tampa Bay Rays: Cesar Ramos (0-1, 4.91 ERA)
Chicago White Sox: John Danks (2-0, 2.84 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Rays -105 / White Sox -105
Run Line: Chicago -1.5 +180
Total Line: 8.5 Over (+105)

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Tampa Bay Rays: 10-12 SU / O/U 12-9 / Run Line W/L 6-16
Chicago White Sox: 11-12 SU / O/U 15-7 / Run Line W/L 10-13

Key Betting Trends
• TB is 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
• TB is 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
• TB has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• CHI is 4-10 in their last 14 games vs. a left-handed starter.
• CHI is 1-8 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record.
• CHI has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 home games.

Key Player Injuries

RAYS
Alex Cobb SP D.L. Apr 13 ribs Late May?
Matt Moore SP D.L. Apr 8 elbow 2015
Jeremy Hellickson SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Late May
Tim Beckham 2B D.L. Mar 30 knee Out indefinitely

WHITE SOX
Conor Gillaspie 3B Out Apr 22 hand Day-to-day
Chris Sale SP D.L. Apr 22 elbow May 3?
Felipe Paulino SP D.L. Apr 19 shoulder Out indefinitely
Avisail Garcia OF D.L. Apr 10 shoulder 2015
Nate Jones RP D.L. Apr 4 back Out indefinitely
Jeff Keppinger 2B D.L. Mar 30 shoulder Out indefinitely

Total Pick:

Both teams are hitting well with the Rays scoring 18 runs in their last 4 and the White Sox 44 in their last 6. The White Sox John Danks has been strong all season with 4 quality starts in 4 outings and has had success against the Rays in the past. However, most of the past is prior to May 2011. On Tampa Bay’s current roster and expected starters tonight there are 4 players that have lifetime averages of .360 or better vs. Danks. Cesar Ramos rarely starts with only 5 since the start of the 2009 season. He has started 2 this season going a combined 7 innings and allowing 5 runs.
Take Over 8 (-120)
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