Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 6 (8/6): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 6 (8/6): MLB

Credit: photo by  Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
White Sox money line -120
White Sox run line -1.5 (+140)
Rangers money line +100
Rangers run line +1.5 (-192)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers
Record 54-52 47-59
Road / home record 28-22 22-30
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 47-52-7 51-47-7
Runs / game 4.37 4.49
Runs allowed / game 4.46 4.52

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox will play the 3rd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Saturday. The White Sox took the narrow victory 2-1 in the second game of the series.  Dylan Cease pitched six strong innings following a relatively rough start and Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking solo home run.

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox get here with a 54-52 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.37 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 454 runs scored in 938 hits and 91 home runs, ranking #17 in offense in the league behind the Cleveland Guardians. Jose Abreu leads with 14 home runs and 55 RBI while Tim Anderson is batting for .311 avg.

Defensively they are allowing 4.46 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Dylan Cease leads the team with a 1.98 ERA, 166 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Michael Kopech (4-7, 3.12 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 3rd game of the series. Kopech took the loss Monday versus the Royals. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 1.17 and 13 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Rangers in his career.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 47-59 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.49 runs per game and they're batting for .239 AVG, have 467 runs scored in 847 hits and 131 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. Adolis Garcia leads with 64 RBI and 18 home runs while Corey Seager has 24 homers and 55 RBI.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.52 runs per game and rank #22 in the league. Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 2.47 ERA, 116 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Dane Dunning (1-6, 4.30 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 3rd game of the series. Dunning didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Angels, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six innings. He has given up 5 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in 2.2 innings versus the White Sox in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas.

Texas are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox.

Prediction

The first two games of this series have been very close. For this game the White Sox will send Michael Kopech to the mound who has been solid this season and has allowed no more than 2 runs in his last 4 starts. Dane Dunning will start for the Rangers who has struggled this season and the Rangers have lost in 10 of his last 11 starts. The Rangers offense hasn't been that great lately so I expect Kopech to have a good start. Take the White Sox. 

PICK: White Sox ML (-120)

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