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Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
Aug 20, 7:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The Chicago White Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rangers arrive at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday.

Chicago hands the ball to starter John Danks in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-9 mark on the year. Texas counters with Alexi Ogando, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +120 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.7 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -114 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Friday, with Matt Harrison throwing 4 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing at home against Texas
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Sunday, August 21

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