Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays meet in MLB action from Tropicana Field on Sunday.

The Chicago White Sox will look to build on their 3-2 win over the Rays from Saturday. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 58 hits including 5 home runs, 19 RBIs, 9 doubles and a .356 batting average while Luis Robert has 6 home runs, Andrew Vaughn has 6 homers and 22 RBIs and Jose Abreu is also chipping in a team-high 7 homers with 23 RBIs this season. Lucas Giolito will start here and is 3-2 with a 3.61 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to bounce back from a frustrating loss to the White Sox in this matchup. Wander Franco has 48 hits along with 4 home runs and 19 RBIs as well as a .270 batting average while Franco has 11 doubles and Randy Arozarena also has a team-high 52 hits and a team-high 12 doubles and Brandon Lowe has a pair of triples. Manuel Margot has 23 RBIs and a .313 batting average of his own and the aforementioned Lowe also has 5 home runs this season. Kevin Kiermaier has a team-high 6 home runs of his own while Yandy Diaz has a .274 batting average as well on the year. Ji-Man Choi also has a team-high 25 RBIs up to this point. The Rays did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.

Chicago is 1-5 in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Tampa Bay is 7-3 in their last 10 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

I get the reason for backing either team here, but I’m looking at Tampa Bay here. The White Sox are back in one of those funks where wins are scarce, especially back-to-back wins, and as well as Lucas Giolito is pitching for most of the season, he’s coming off of his worst start of the year and I think Tampa Bay can take advantage. Give me the Rays in this one.

Author: Lucy Green