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Rangers face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
July 3, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

50-30TEAM RECORD42-37

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

Chicago sends Chris Sale out against Roy Oswalt for the Rangers in this game. Sale is 9-2 with a 2.29 ERA on the season, while Oswalt is 2-0 on the year and has a 4.26 ERA.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago 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:
This game matches up the No. 5 (White Sox) and the No. 1 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.9 per game.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +185 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers starter, Yu Darvish, was terrific in striking out 11 Oakland batters last time out, but Texas still lost 3-1 on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

The White Sox were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Sunday, with Gavin Floyd throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, July 4