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Aug 23, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

74-53TEAM RECORD52-74

U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Texas Rangers on Friday.

Martin Perez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 6-3 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Sale, who will be looking to improve on his 9-11 mark.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the White Sox as -118 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 2-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 15-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 4-rated defense.

Texas won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Astros on August 21. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -325 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Astros on Wednesday, with Derek Holland throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

The White Sox were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Royals on Thursday as the White Sox defeated them 4-3 at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 24