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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/21/2021 Baseball Odds, Picks and Game Analysis
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Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/21/2021 – The Tampa Bay Rays are still the leading team in the American League and they hope to keep it that way. This team is coming off from a tough loss against the Chicago White Sox and they hope to even up the score. Both teams face again for the second time in two days this Saturday, August 21 at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The television coverage will be handled by BSSUN as the first pitch happens at exactly 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time. MLB.TV has the game available through online live streaming. It is seen in MLB best betting websites that the Tampa Bay Rays will be the team coming out on top against the Chicago White Sox.
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/21/2021
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are the third-best team in the American League right now with their record at 72-51 and they are just half a game behind the Houston Astros. This team has been battling with the Astros and New York Yankees to get a good grip on the second-best record behind the Tampa Bay Rays. Heading to this game, they have won four of their last five games and the only loss they experienced was with the Oakland Athletics. They came into their first encounter with the Tampa Bay Rays and won, 7-5, and they have Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu and Yoan Mocada each contributing 2 RBIs.
Players to watch: Tim Anderson SS (GP 103, AB 440, R 74, H 132, 2B 24, 3B 2, HR 13, RBI 49, TB 199, BB 18, SO 98, SB 17, AVG 0.3, OBP 0.328, SLG 0.452, OPS 0.781, WAR 3.5), Jose Abreu 1B (GP 115, AB 428, R 63, H 108, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 25, RBI 89, TB 207, BB 43, SO 115, SB 1, AVG 0.252, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.484, OPS 0.819, WAR 2.3).
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays sit on top of the American League with their record at 75-48 and they are the third-best team in the MLB right now with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers from the National League on top of them. This team was on a four-game winning streak after sweeping the Baltimore Orioles. They are coming off from a bad loss against the Chicago White Sox and they were outscored 0-3 in the ninth and extra inning. Austin Meadow was the team’s leading RBI scorer with two while pitcher Michael Wacha had nine strikeouts in five innings.
Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 111, AB 413, R 65, H 96, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 21, RBI 83, TB 189, BB 54, SO 103, SB 3, AVG 0.232, OBP 0.324, SLG 0.458, OPS 0.782, WAR 1.6), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 107, AB 411, R 70, H 115, 2B 24, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 54, TB 191, BB 42, SO 128, SB 11, AVG 0.28, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.465, OPS 0.821, WAR 3.2).
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
Chicago White Sox
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games.
Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The Tampa Bay Rays are tough to beat at home but the Chicago White Sox was able to pull out a comeback victory. It is seen in the best online sportsbook that the Rays will not allow themselves to lose back-to-back games against the White Sox.
Prediction: 8-4, Rays wins.