White Sox vs. Rangers Betting Lines, Odds, & Player Matchups August 5, 2022

Media by Associated Press: Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras fields a single hit by Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday

Adolis Garcia will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when the Texas Rangers (47-58) square off against the Chicago White Sox (53-52) on Friday at 8:05 PM ET. The Rangers are underdogs (+150) versus the White Sox (-176). Chicago’s Dylan Cease and Texas’ Glenn Otto pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

Here’s everything you need to place your MLB bets on this contest.

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White Sox vs. Rangers betting lines

  • Favorite: White Sox (-176)
  • Underdog: Rangers (+150)
  • Over/under: 8

White Sox betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

White Sox betting info

  • The White Sox have won 52.2% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (36-33).
  • Chicago has a 9-6 record (winning 60% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -176 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the White Sox’s implied win probability is 63.8%.
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by bookmakers 110 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 48 of those games (48-56-6).
  • The White Sox have a 49-61-0 record against the spread this season (covering 44.5% of the time).

White Sox hitting info

  • Jose Abreu has a team-high 14 home runs and 55 runs batted in.
  • In MLB play, Abreu ranks 60th in homers and 37th in RBI.
  • Abreu brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with three home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Luis Robert has 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 15 walks while hitting .301.
  • Robert currently ranks 83rd in home runs and 42nd in RBI in the bigs.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .299 with 20 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 21 walks.
  • Vaughn has hit safely in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .421 with a double, a triple, two walks and an RBI.
  • Tim Anderson has a club-best .309 batting average.

White Sox pitching rankings

  • The White Sox pitching staff ranks fifth in the majors with a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The White Sox’s 3.92 team ERA ranks 16th among all league pitching staffs.
  • The White Sox have the 24th-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.318).
  • White Sox pitchers combine to allow the 15th-fewest home runs in baseball (115 total, 1.1 per game).
  • In their 3-2 loss last time out they struck out four Rangers batters while allowing 11 hits.

Rangers betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Rangers betting info

  • The Rangers have entered the game as underdogs 63 times this season and won 31, or 49.2%, of those games.
  • Texas has a record of 5-7, a 41.7% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +150 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The Rangers have a 40% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Texas and its opponents have hit the over in 51 of their 106 games with a total.
  • The Rangers are 59-47-0 ATS in their 106 games with a spread this season.

Rangers hitting info

  • Corey Seager leads Texas in home runs this season with 24 while driving in 55 runs.
  • In all of MLB, Seager is 11th in home runs and 37th in RBI.
  • Marcus Semien has collected 102 hits this season and has an OBP of .298. He’s slugging .404 on the year.
  • Semien currently ranks 47th in homers and 47th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Semien brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Garcia leads Texas in runs batted in (64) this season. He has a .244 batting average and a .450 slugging percentage.
  • Garcia has safely hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .133 with two walks and an RBI.
  • Nate Lowe leads Texas in batting average (.284) this season while adding 15 home runs and 45 RBI.
  • Lowe brings an 11-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .395 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI.

Rangers pitching rankings

  • The Rangers average the 20th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.3) in the league this season.
  • Rangers pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.10 ERA this year, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Rangers rank 23rd in MLB with a combined 1.317 WHIP this season.
  • The Rangers have allowed the 11th-fewest home runs this season with 109, or one per game.
  • They earned a 3-2 win in their most recent game, striking out nine White Sox batters while allowing five hits.
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