There is always the temptation for teams to go a little crazy in the free agent market in an effort to build a winning team as quickly as possible. Loading up on top talent should have an immediate impact, but it’s amazing how many times making that move will blow up in a team’s face. One team that immediately springs to mind when having this discussion are the Chicago White Sox. They went all out for the 2015 season, but ended up with the majority of their big name signings failing to deliver. This recent off season saw the White Sox re-tool once more, but not in as big a way as they did the previous year. This time around, though, you get the sense that the pieces they are slotting in are going to fit, and the early results suggest that might just be the case. They will be in Tampa for a 3-game series against the Rays this weekend, with the second game set for Saturday night. You can bet on this one at our MyBookie.ag MLB betting lines portal.
How To Bet The White Sox Vs Rays MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Saturday, April 16 at 6:10 PM EST
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
Starting Pitchers: White Sox: John Danks (0-1) vs Rays: Erasmo Ramirez (1-0)
Radio: Rays and White Sox
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox
Yes, it’s very early in the season, but the White So (7-2) have to be pleased with the results so far. They share the lead in the AL Central with the World Champion Kansas City Royals, and are playing a pretty nice brand of baseball to get things rolling. The biggest difference for Chicago this season has been the performance of their pitching staff, which is coming into this series with a combined 2.25 ERA, good enough for 2nd in the league. When you get great pitching, you have the opportunity to win every single game. If the bats can get hot, this team could be very dangerous this season. John Danks (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox.
Why bet on the Tampa Bay Rays
There is a lot expected of this Tampa Bay Rays (3-6) team this season, but so far, things are not quite going to plan. The Rays have lost back to back series, and are once again looking like a team that is going to struggle to get runs on the board. They have a solid pitching rotation, but when there is little to no run support coming, it’s tough for those guys to play at their best, as there is always the chance that one or two bad pitches could mean another loss. The good news for the Rays is that it looks as though the AL East is going to be tight again this year, so there is plenty of time to get back in this thing. Erasmo Ramirez (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will start for the Rays.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The White Sox have been living life on the road through the first couple of weeks, and have gone an impressive 6-1 away from home. I like them to add another one to the win column here.
Chicago White Sox 6 Tampa Bay Rays 3