Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 7 (8/7): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 7 (8/7): MLB

Credit: photo by  Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 2:35 p.m. EST
White Sox money line -140
White Sox run line -1.5 (+110)
Rangers money line +117
Rangers run line +1.5 (-130)
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 4th 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:

Lucas Giolito (7-6, 5.06 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 4th game of the series. Giolito allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over five innings, earning the win Tuesday over the Royals. He has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 3.86 and 15 strikeouts in 3 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:

Spencer Howard (2-3, 6.82 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 4th game of the series. Howard allowed six runs on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out three over four-plus innings to take the loss versus the Orioles on Tuesday. He has not allowed any runs on 1 hit with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 3 innings against 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 Lucas Giolito to the mound who has been awful this season and has allowed 11 runs in his last 13 innings pitched. Spencer Howard will start for the Rangers who has struggled this season and the Rangers have lost in 5 of his 8 starts. The Rangers offense is hot right now but with Howard on the mound I think the best play is the over. 

PICK: Over 8 (-110)

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