Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 20, 2015
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 37-31 Texas Rangers are set to take on the 28-38 Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois today June 20, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 2:10 PM
Moneylines: Rangers +105 / White Sox -125
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Texas: Nick Martinez (5-2, 2.76 ERA)
Chicago: Carlos Rodon (2-1, 3.86 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Rangers beat the White Sox 2-1.
The Rangers go into Chicago for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 5-2 Nick Martinez goes for the Rangers and the 2-1 Carlos Rodon goes for the White Sox. The White Sox open at -125 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The Rangers have been playing well for the last few weeks and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games. They are in 2nd place in the AL West 2.5 games back of the Houston Astros. Texas has a solid offense ranking 5th in the Majors in runs scored and they rank 17th in team ERA. The White Sox are reeling losers of 8 straight games and they are in the basement of the AL Central 11 games back of the Kansas City Royals. Easy to see why Chicago is 10-games under .500, as they rank 29th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Rangers.
In the last 6 games between these 2 teams in Chicago the total has gone Under 5 times.
This season the White Sox are 16-15 at home and the Rangers are 22-15 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Texas Rangers: 37-31 SU / O/U 29-36 / Run Line W/L 44-24
Chicago White Sox: 28-38 SU / O/U 26-39 / Run Line W/L 26-40
• TEX is 21-8 in their last 29 overall.
• TEX is 12-5 in their last 17 road games.
• TEX has an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• CHI is 0-8 in their last 8 overall.
• CHI is 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
• CHI has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
[CF] 06/15/2015 – Delino DeShields Jr. 15-day DL (6/15) ( Hamstring )
[LF] 06/05/2015 – Josh Hamilton 15-day DL (6/1) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Derek Holland 60-day DL (4/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Nick Tepesch 60-day DL (4/7) ( Elbow )
[3B] 06/01/2015 – Adrian Beltre 15-day DL (5/31) ( Thumb )
[CF] 04/11/2015 – Ryan Rua 60-day DL (4/10) ( Ankle )
[P] 05/26/2015 – Neftali Feliz 15-day DL (5/20) ( Side )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Lisalverto Bonilla 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Yu Darvish 60-day DL (4/6), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Matt Harrison 60-day DL (3/27) ( Back )
[RF] 04/04/2015 – Antoan Richardson 60-day DL (4/2) ( Back )
[2B] 04/04/2015 – Jurickson Profar 60-day DL (2/24), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Martin Perez 60-day DL (3/11) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Nate Jones 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/09/2015 – Dan Jennings 15-day DL (6/5) ( Neck )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Matt Albers 15-day DL (4/20) ( Finger )
Free MLB Prediction
The White Sox are hitting .162 as a team in their last 6 games, but they will face Nick Martinez today, who they tagged up for 7 runs in only 3 innings in a win over the Rangers earlier this month. The Rangers have lost 3 of their last 4 games when Martinez has gotten the start and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. He was torched by the White Sox at home and in his last 7 road starts the Rangers have won every game. Carlos Rodon also faced the Rangers in the series in Texas a few weeks back and was solid only giving up 1 earned run in 6 innings, but the offense failed to help him out and the White Sox lost 2-1. He had a rough last outing giving up 7 earned runs in 3 innings in a 11-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Martinez will have a better outing against the White Sox this time around and having good road underdog value I am going with the Rangers in this game.