White Sox finish up series in Texas
The Chicago White Sox will conclude their trip to the Lone Star State on Thursday night as they play the final game of their MLB betting series against the Texas Rangers down in Arlington.
And the White Sox are expected to send Jake Peavy to the mound on Thursday, with the righthander having allowed three or fewer runs in four of his five starts so far this season. Peavy, though, is 0-2 with a 7.59 ERA over four starts against Texas.
Justin Grimm will take the mound for Texas, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Jake Peavy gets the ball for Chicago; he's 3-1 so far this season.
Texas was a -134 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the White Sox, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the White Sox at 3.6 runs per outing.
Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.
The White Sox were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Nick Tepesch and the Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
A few White Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi White Sox's last 14 games when playing on the road against Texas
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Texas
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas' last 14 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Texas' last 23 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games at home
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Friday, May 3
Texas home to Boston, Friday, May 3