Texas favored by 178 against Chicago on Saturday
Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday in baseball odds action.
It's a pitching duel between Hector Santiago for the White Sox (4-5 on the year) and Yu Darvish for Texas (12-5 so far).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as +178 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 12 and the Rangers sitting at No. 2.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 3.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Rangers at 4.6 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
The Rangers were a 11-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Sale and the White Sox 11-5 on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texas' last 25 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Chi White Sox's last 25 games when playing Texas
Texas at Chi White Sox, Sunday, August 25