2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 04, 2015
This pick was released to clients on August 04, 2022 at 12:24PM ET.
Tampa Bay at Chicago
Tuesday 08/04 08:10 PM Eastern
1 unit on Chicago -118 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.85) RESULT: loss
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 6.5 +105 (risk 1 to return 2.05) RESULT: loss
This could be one of the top, if not the top pitching match-ups of the season in the AL. Chris Sale will do battle with Chris Archer, and both have been dominating on the mound this season. Sale has already fanned 177 on the season, with Archer right on his heels with 173. Archer, despite his success, has not won in each of his last six starts, as the Rays offense continues to struggle, and for the season he is just 9-8. Sale doesn't pitch too many bad games, but his last outing may have been his worst all season, so a bounce back vs. a soft lineup should suit him well, especially at home. This game fits a high-octane pitching matchup profile that is directing attention to Chicago, as the situation is 84-33 in their favor over the last 12 years. The dynamics of that same situation also points to the UNDER which is 84-37 in another over-lapping, and similar situation. The Rays are just 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a pitcher with a WHIP of less than 1.15, and the White Sox are 32-15 in Sales last 47 home starts. The UNDER has prevailed to the tune of 21-10-1 in the Rays last 32 games as a road dog, while Chicago is now 21-6 to the UNDER in their last 27 as home chalk, including 6-0 to the UNDER in that spot behind Sale. Take Chicago and the UNDER.
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|Chicago White SoxWhite Sox||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||3|