The Texas Rangers will do battle against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will showcase this AL matchup.
Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Texas (-120) is favored against Chicago (+110) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 10 runs (+100 for the under and -120 for the over). The games most recent runline odds stand at -190 for picking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +165 for the Rangers -1.5.
The Rangers are 37-46 straight up (SU) and 39-43 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.8 units (ATS). Texas has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 28-53 SU and have gone 41-39 ATS. In total, the teams lost 15.8 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS. Chicago’s covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.
Texas games have a 36-40-6 over/under record so far in 2018. The White Sox have been a decent under bet with a total record of 34-41-5.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon is projected to start for the visiting White Sox. Rodon is 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Rangers will send righty Bartolo Colon (4-5, 4.72 ERA) to the mound. Colon has 54 strikeouts and 13 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.19 WHIP. Colon only made one start against the White Sox in 2017 (0-0, 4.50 ERA and eight strikeouts across six innings).
Texas pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.22, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.8. The bullpen has a 3.70 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.
The Texas hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .271/.340/.471 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Rangers batters have been led by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is hitting .286/.396/.489 with 15 home runs, 39 RBIs and 49 runs scored, while Mazara is batting .281 with 15 homers, 54 RBIs and 44 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.24 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.28 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.79, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K-per-9 of 9.22.
The White Sox offense has slashed .240/.303/.393 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).
First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is slashing .268/.323/.468 with 12 home runs, 47 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Sanchez (.257/.304/.405) has produced five homers, 35 RBIs, 31 runs and eight steals.
The White Sox have lost 11.8 units and are 32-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 25 of those games, as opposed to 32 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 0.1 units and are 13-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs hit in 14 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under.
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
- Chicago fielders have 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Texas over its last 10.