Tampa Bay Rays (65-89) vs. Chicago White Sox (74-81)
8:10 PM ET, Monday, September 26, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
LINE: TB -115 / CHW +105; Total: 9
Play: Tampa Bay Rays -115
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six of their last seven games, and they’ll be hungry for a win after getting swept by the Red Sox at home over the weekend. They travel to Chicago to take on the White Sox Monday night, and this looks like a good spot to back the visitors.
The White Sox are coming off back-to-back wins at Cleveland, but they’re 2-7 in the last nine meetings with the Rays. James Shields (5-18, 5.98) is a terrible 0-6 with a 9.46 ERA over the last two months, and I liked what I saw from the Rays in Sunday’s 3-2 extra inning loss to the Red Sox, a game they just as easily could have won.
Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86 ERA) takes the ball for Tampa Bay, and he’s an unbeaten 5-0 behind a 3.60 ERA in his last 11 games. The Rays are 7-3 in Smyly’s last 10 starts and the White Sox are 2-5 in their last seven games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Rays are still putting up a fight, and I like the price we get on the visitors with this significant edge on the mound tonight.
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