Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox will square off against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in a Sunday showdown. This AL showdown will get going at 3:05 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to WGN.
Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Las Vegas has Texas (-125) as the favorite over Chicago (+115). If you’re thinking the game’s total is going to go below 11.5 runs, then Vegas is currently offering -115 odds to play the under. Picking the over can give you -105 odds. There’s a runline of White Sox +1.5 (-180) and Rangers -1.5 (+160) for this matchup.
The Rangers are 41-36 straight up (SU) and 46-30 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 13.3 units for moneyline bettors and 11.9 units ATS. Texas has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The White Sox have gone 36-38 SU this year and are 34-39 ATS. Overall, the club has accumulated 9.7 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 8.4 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Texas games have an over/under record of 37-38-1 so far in 2019. White Sox games have gone under 37 times, gone over 34 times and pushed on two instances.
Right-hander Ivan Nova is the projected starter for the visiting White Sox. Nova is 3-5 with a 6.01 ERA and 52 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Rangers will be sending righty Adrian Sampson (5-4, 4.40 ERA) to the mound. Sampson has 62 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Sampson did not register a start against the White Sox in 2018.
Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.52 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 8.09 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.19, along with a K/9 of 8.63.
White Sox hitters have slashed .253/.313/.407 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have paced Chicago’s hitters. Anderson is hitting .320/.346/.498 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, 38 runs and 15 stolen bases, while Moncada (.297/.349/.515) is up to 12 homers, 40 RBIs and 40 runs scored.
For the home team, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.14, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.65 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.
The Texas offense has produced 5.6 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .268/.332/.524 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo have led the Rangers’ batters this year. Andrus is hitting .301/.338/.464 with seven home runs, 43 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases, and Choo’s line sits at .289/.390/.509 with 12 homers, 32 RBIs and 51 runs.
The White Sox have gained 3.9 units and are 22-31 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 9.9 units and are 30-22 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 25 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under.
White Sox vs. Rangers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER
- Chicago has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Texas has 22 XBH over its last five.
- Chicago has recorded 22.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
- The White Sox have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 14 over their last 10.
- The White Sox have an OPS of .720 this season and an OPS of .718 against right-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS sits at .784 overall and .809 versus righties.