Tampa Bay vs. Chi White Sox, 08/03/2015 20:10 EDT, Score: 5 - 4

Money Line: +110 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

10-unit Play Take #965 Tampa Bay Rays over Chicago White Sox (8:10pm EST) The line on Monday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox is hard to figure out. Tampa Bay is the better team, has the better pitcher on the mound and gets the check mark when it comes to intangibles and managing. I think it really comes down to the lack of respect that Tampa Bay gets no matter what the circumstances are. Sure this team has some holes, but they can certainly pitch and they do all of the little things right to help them win baseball games. Nate Karns get the ball on Monday, and he's quietly been one of the most consistent and effective starters in the American League. He enters today's game with a 3.37 ERA and is striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has been the best in baseball at developing young arms, so it's no surprise that Karns has come out of nowhere to become the solid starter he is. The White Sox have been playing better baseball of late, but this still isn't a good ballclub overall. The starting pitching is good, but everywhere else they are deficient. Defensively is where they fall extremely short, as the Sox are near the very bottom in baseball in defensive efficiency. With Karns going up against Jose Quintana, there's a good chance this game will be tight and come down to the bullpens. If that's the case, give Tampa the edge there too. Take the Rays as underdogs here.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports

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