On the evening of May 8, 2024, the Chicago White Sox are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:50 PM under a clear sky.

Chris Flexen, who holds a 4.854 ERA, will be starting for the White Sox. On the Rays’ side, Aaron Civale, with an ERA of 6.136, will take the mound. Looking at the standings in the 2024 AL Central Division, the White Sox are currently in last place with a record of 6-23, showing a dismal divisional performance with only 2 wins against 16 losses. Their performance includes 3 wins in their last 10 games and a current losing streak (L1). Game statistics show 5-10 at home and 1-13 on the road.

The Rays, positioned 11th in the AL East, hold a 14-16 record and a 5th place divisional standing with 3 wins and 4 losses. Their recent form mirrors 3 wins out of their last 10 games, but they’ve picked up some momentum with a current winning streak (W1). Home and away games display a nearly balanced record with 8-9 and 6-7 respectively.

In terms of betting, the Rays are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and an over/under set at 8.5. The money line reflects a strong preference for the Rays, who stand at -236, indicating a higher confidence in their victory over the White Sox, who are positioned at +193. This rivalry matchup will test both teams’ ability to bounce back and capitalize on their opportunities, making it an intriguing game for fans and bettors alike.