Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams  |  Sportsbook Wire

The Chicago White Sox (72-51) and Tampa Bay Rays (75-48) play the second game of a three-game set Saturday at Tropicana Field with a 1:10 p.m. ET first pitch. Let's analyze the lines around the White Sox vs. Rays odds with MLB picks and predictions.

White Sox LHP Dallas Keuchel (8-6, 4.48 ERA) makes his 24th start and 25th appearance. He has a 1.33 WHIP, 5.4 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 through 130 2/3 IP.

  • Won his most recent outing Monday against Oakland snapping a five-start winless skid which saw him go 0-3 from July 20-Aug. 10.
  • Twirled 7 scoreless innings with just 4 hits and 1 walk allowed in a win over the Rays June 15 in his only previous outing vs. TB this season.

Rays RHP Luis Patino (2-3, 4.73 ERA) makes his 10th start in his 12th appearance. He has a 1.31 WHIP, 9.5 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 through 45 2/3 IP.

  • Is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA, 10 walks and 12 strikeouts over 14 innings across three August starts.
  • Has an impressive 1.83 ERA across 19 2/3 IP at home as opposed to a 6.92 ERA over 26 IP on the road.

White Sox at Rays odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 7:26 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: White Sox +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Rays -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: White Sox +1.5 (-180) | Rays -1.5 (+140)
  • Over/Under: 9.5 (O: +105 | U: -130)

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White Sox 4, Rays 3

Money line (ML)

The play is the WHITE SOX (+115) as short road 'dogs as the difference is on the mound. Keuchel dominated the Rays in his previous appearance this season while Patino has had trouble going deep into games, although he has been solid at home.

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

The best play is WHITE SOX +1.5 (-180) if you would like a little insurance and aren't quite feeling the AL Central leaders on the road. While I prefer Chicago straight up this isn't out of line if you'd like to take the run and a half.

Over/Under (O/U)

Roll with UNDER 9.5 (-130) as Patino has been strong at Tropicana Field this season.

While the Over connected in Friday's game, the Under is 3-1-2 across the last six for the Pale Hose and 8-4-2 in their last 14 on the road.

The Over is a solid 4-0-1 in the last five for the Rays as a home favorite. However, the Under is 9-5 in their last 14 at home against teams with a winning overall mark.

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