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John Danks faces Matt Garza in MLB odds action

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
Aug 25, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

75-54TEAM RECORD53-75

Chicago will look to improve on its 53-75 record when take on Texas, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Matt Garza, with a record of 9-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the White Sox trot John Danks to the mound in this one. He is 3-10 so far in 2013.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the White Sox as +162 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 12 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +175 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers starter, Yu Darvish, was terrific in striking out 11 Chicago batters last time out, but Texas still lost 3-2 on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texas' last 25 games when playing Chi White Sox
Texas is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Monday, August 26
Chi White Sox home to Houston, Monday, August 26

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