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Rangers vs White Sox Baseball Game Preview

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
Aug 19, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Texas battle on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Matt Harrison for the Rangers on the hill facing Jake Peavy for the White Sox. Harrison brings a 10-8 mark to the game, while Peavy is 4-5 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the White Sox as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 6-rated White Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.8 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. 7-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -137 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 2-1 on Thursday behind a start from Jered Weaver at Angel Stadium.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser at home against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 4-2 on Thursday behind a start from Justin Masterson at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
Chi White Sox are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 20

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