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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox odds, tips and betting trends | June 3

On Friday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Chicago White Sox (23-26) visiting the Tampa Bay Rays (30-21) at 7:10 PM ET.

The Rays are a home favorite (-203) versus the White Sox (+173). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Shane McClanahan (5-2), and Vince Velasquez (2-3) taking the ball for the Chicago White Sox.

The Rays beat the Rangers by a 3-1 score in their last game yesterday. Manuel Margot went 2-for-3 to lead them offensively while Corey Kluber earned the win after throwing six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out four.

The White Sox were handed an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays yesterday. Luis Robert (2-for-4 with a double and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Johnny Cueto got the loss on the mound after going six innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits while striking out five.

Here is everything you need to prepare for Friday’s Rays vs. White Sox action.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rays (-203, bet $203 to win $100)
  • Underdog: White Sox (+173, bet $100 to win $173)
  • Over/under: 7

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have entered the game as favorites 38 times this season and won 24, or 63.2%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 3-4 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -203 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 67% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • So far this season, Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 51 games with a total.
  • In 51 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 24-27-0 ATS.

Shane McClanahan (Rays Probable Starter)

  • McClanahan (5-2) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the New York Yankees.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with a 2.01 ERA and 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .195.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fifth consecutive quality start.
  • McClanahan has eight starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The White Sox have scored 178 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They have 391 hits, 21st in baseball, with 43 home runs (22nd in the league).
  • The 25-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.01), fifth in WHIP (.909), and first in K/9 (12.5) among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays’ 49 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Rays combine for a team rank 21st of in the majors with a .374 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay ranks 23rd in MLB with a .231 team batting average.
  • The Rays have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 210 (4.1 per game).
  • Tampa Bay has an OBP of just .295 this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.
  • The Rays rank 20th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.

White Sox Stats and Trends

White Sox Betting Records

  • The White Sox have come away with five wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has played as an underdog of +173 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the White Sox have a 36.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Chicago have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 22 of 53 chances this season.
  • In 53 games with a line this season, the White Sox have a mark of 23-30-0 against the spread.

Vince Velasquez (White Sox Probable Starter)

  • Velasquez gets the start for the White Sox, his eighth of the season. He is 2-3 with a 5.30 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came in relief on Wednesday, May 25 when the righty tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox without allowing a hit.
  • During eight games this season, the 29-year-old has a 5.30 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .254 to opposing batters.
  • So far this season, Velásquez has not registered a quality start.
  • Velásquez has put up four starts this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks 16th in the league with 210 total runs scored while batting .231 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .374 slugging percentage (21st in MLB action) and has hit a total of 49 home runs (16th in the league).
  • In 4 2/3 innings over one appearance against the Rays this season, Velásquez has a 5.79 ERA and a 1.714 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .250.

White Sox Batting Stats

  • The White Sox rank 22nd in MLB play with 43 total home runs.
  • So far this year, the White Sox are slugging .359, the fifth-lowest average in the league.
  • Chicago has the 19th-ranked batting average in the league (.235).
  • The White Sox are the third-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.6 runs per game (178 total).
  • Chicago ranks 28th in the league with an on-base percentage of .291.
  • The White Sox strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-best mark in the league.

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Rays vs. White Sox: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch Here!)

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