Yu Darvish faces Jose Quintana in MLB odds action
Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Yu Darvish gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 4-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jose Quintana brings a 2-0 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the White Sox listed as underdogs of +-193 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Rangers and the league No. 13-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Chicago was an 8-3 loser at home against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered an 8-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as Dylan Axelrod wasn't able to lead his team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Kevin Correia in a losing cause, 5-0, against Minnesota on Sunday.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few White Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Texas, Wednesday, May 1