Rangers vs. White Sox Prediction
After an upset win at home on Thursday night, will the Chicago White Sox manage to hand the Texas Rangers another defeat when they meet tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 18, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: FSSW; NSCH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are the slight favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -110 to win. The Rangers are listed with a +100 line on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rangers drop opener
The Rangers originally had their ace, Cole Hamels, scheduled for last night, but had to replace him late with Doug Fister. It ultimately led to a 4-2 loss for their fourth defeat in five games. Texas is now 17-28 overall and 10-12 on the road. The Rangers are putting up 3.96 runs per game this season and allowing 5.29 per contest.
Matt Moore will start for the Rangers tonight. He is just 1-5 through eight starts and nine appearances this season. Moore is carrying a 7.82 ERA with a 2.00 WHIP. He has allowed 18 earned runs over his last three starts and now has 28 strikeouts with 18 walks over 38 innings pitched in 2018.
White Sox with rare win at home
The White Sox put together a rare home win in Thursday’s series opener. The 4-2 victory pushes their home record to just 4-15 this season. Overall, Chicago is 11-29. The White Sox are putting up 3.82 runs per game this season while allowing 5.65 per contest on defense.
Carson Fulmer gets the start for the White Sox on Friday night. He has started seven games this year and appeared in eight. He carries a 2-3 record with a 6.23 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. Fulmer has pitched 30.1 innings this season and has 19 walks with 27 strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
Texas has now lost four of its last five road games and they come into today just 2-6 in Moore’s last eight starts.
Chicago is just 2-7 in its last nine games following a win and 2-8 in their last 10 against AL West opponents. They also have won just one of their last six at home.
Neither team has a pitcher you can really count on today, but Moore has been really bad as of late. His 2.00 WHIP is really causing problems. You can’t average multiple runners on base per inning and hope to succeed. With the White Sox at home and perhaps gaining a tiny bit of momentum from Thursday, I will go with Chicago to get the win.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox -110