Rangers vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Chicago White Sox manage a third win over the Texas Rangers when the two close out their weekend series today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: FSSW; NSCH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, Texas is favored on the road, as the Rangers are getting odds of -120 to win. The White Sox are getting a money line of +100 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 56 percent of the wagers going on Texas on the road. 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 lose rubber match
After splitting the first two games in the series, the White Sox took Saturday’s game 5-3. Texas is now 18-29 overall and 11-13 on the road. The Rangers are putting up 4.13 runs per game this season and allowing 5.28 per contest.
Mike Minor is getting the start for the Rangers this afternoon. He is 3-2 through eight starts with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Minor has pitched 43.1 innings this season with 37 strikeouts and 11 walks.
White Sox finding some winning
The White Sox have managed to go 3-3 overs its last six games thanks to Saturday’s victory. Chicago is now 12-30 overall and 5-16 at home. The White Sox are putting up 3.85 runs per game this season while allowing 5.80 per contest on defense.
Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He has started eight games this year and has a 0-3 record with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Lopez has pitched 46.1 innings this year and has 31 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers have lost 16 of their last 21 Sunday games and they have also dropped eight of their last 10 Game 4’s in a series.
The White Sox have won five of Lopez’ last seven starts against a losing team. They also have won his last four starts on four days of rest.
The White Sox have managed a few wins this weekend and I think they have the pitching matchup edge today as well. Lopez has been solid on the mound for Chicago this year, but he hasn’t gotten much run support. I think the run support can come today against Minor, who has been giving up plenty.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +100