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White Sox face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats

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July 27, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds

53-45TEAM RECORD58-39

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will turn to Yu Darvish and his 11-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send Chris Sale (11-3) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 1 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was an 8-2 winner at home against the Twins. Bettors on Chicago at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago rolled to an 8-2 win against Minnesota on Wednesday, as Jake Peavy and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Red Sox on July 25. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 5-3 final on Wednesday in support of Derek Holland at Rangers Ballpark.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Texas
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Texas
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas' last 16 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Texas, Saturday, July 28

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