ALDS Betting Preview

Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays (Game 2)
Friday, 6:05 pm Eastern – TBS

SBG Global Opening Line: Rays - 150 ,  Total  8.5 Flat

 

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best of five series against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.  The Rays won 6-4 on Thursday thanks to two home runs by Evan Longoria.  Tampa will send Scott Kazmir to the mound on Friday.  He will be opposed by Chicago’s Mark Buehrle. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Rays at Home.

 

Kazmir has been much better at home this season than on the road. Kazmir was 8-2 with a 2.90 ERA in 14 starts at Tropicana Field this season.  Buehrle has the same type of splits for Chicago.  He was great at home but struggled on the road.  He is 4-9 with a 5.05 ERA in 17 road outings,  averaging about six innings per start.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game.  The White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 playoff road games. The White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the American League East. The White Sox are 8-3 in Buehrle’s last 11 starts.

The White Sox are 5-16 in Buehrle’s last 21 road starts. The White Sox are 5-2 in Buehrle’s last 7 starts vs. the Rays.

 

The Rays are 54-17 in their last 71 home games. The Rays are 19-7 in their last 26 Friday games. The Rays are 13-6 in their last 19 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 2-4 in their last 6 vs. the American League Central. The Rays are 5-1 in Kazmir’s last 6 starts vs. the American League Central. The Rays are 19-7 in Kazmir’s last 26 home starts. The Rays are 4-1 in Kazmir’s last 5 starts vs. the White Sox.

 

The Under is 4-0-1 in the White Sox last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 6-1 in the White Sox last 7 playoff games. The Under is 6-2-1 in the White Sox last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 7-2-1 in Buehrle’s last 10 road starts.

SBG Global Current Line: Rays - 153 ,  Total  8.5 Flat

 

The Under is 5-1 in the Rays last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 6-1 in the Rays last 7 overall. The Over is 8-2 in the Rays last 10 vs. the American League Central. The Over is 16-5 in the Rays last 21 home games.

The Under is 17-7 in the Rays last 24 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 6-0 in Kazmir’s last 6 starts overall. The Over is 5-0 in Kazmir’s last 5 home starts. The Under is 21-6 in the last 27 meetings in Tampa Bay between the two teams.

 

Pick Rays 2 out of 5 units