John Danks, Colby Lewis take mound in Rangers vs White Sox tilt
Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Texas on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.
Colby Lewis gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, John Danks brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as +175 underdogs. The total was set at 9.5.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 1 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 7 in the American League at 0 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blue Jays on September 28. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Philip Humber throwing 6 2/3 innings of 2-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
In their last action, Texas was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas suffered a 6-2 loss against St. Louis on Friday, as Matt Harrison wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-5
After a loss are 9-1
A few White Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing Texas
Texas is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas' last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Texas, Saturday, April 7