Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Betting Matchup Report
Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday as host Texas battles the Chicago White Sox in baseball odds action.
Texas hands the ball to starter Nick Tepesech in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Sale, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.
Texas was a -125 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 8.5.
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:
The game also pits Texas' No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).
Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 10-6 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -195 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox endured a 10-6 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Tuesday, with Jose Quintana throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few White Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 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 10 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi White Sox's last 22 games when playing Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas' last 13 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Texas' last 22 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Texas, Thursday, May 2