Already leading the series 1-0, the Rangers (61-46, 35-20 home) are sending Dane Dunning to the mound to take on the White Sox (43-65, 20-36 away) and Dylan Cease. See who I like to come out on top in this American League matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers in Arlington.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS TEXAS RANGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Rangers -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 8:05 ET on Wednesday, August 2nd.
WHY BET THE TEXAS RANGERS:
- The White Sox have gone just 2-3 in their last five games vs. the runline.
- Over their previous three games as the underdog, the White Sox are just 1-2 vs. the runline.
- The White Sox are just 0-2 in Dylan Cease’s last two starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Looking to snap a two game losing streak, the White Sox are in 4th place in the AL Central. Chicago’s overall record sits at 43-65 while going 20-36 on the road and 23-29 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 34 series, and have gone 9-22-3.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease has a 4-4 record and an ERA of 4.15 this season. On the road, his ERA is 4.35 while it is slightly higher at home with a mark of 4.53. Cease’s WHIP stands at 1.34, and opponents are hitting .234 against him with a slugging percentage of .381.
Dylan Cease was unable to secure the win for the Chicago White Sox, as he allowed four earned runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. The Guardians ultimately defeated the White Sox 6-3.
The White Sox have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 9 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 10th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 18th in home runs and 21st in slugging percentage. Overall, Chicago is averaging 4.1 runs per game (24th).
Tim Anderson has been a key contributor to the White Sox offense this season, boasting a .245 batting average and .292 slugging percentage. Over the past ten games, Anderson has been on fire, leading Chicago with hits and batting an impressive .281.
WILL THE TEXAS RANGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Rangers take on the White Sox sitting in first place in AL West on an overall record of 61-46. Overall, they have played in 34 series, going 19-13-2. This season, they have put together a 26-26 record on the road and 35-20 at home.
Dane Dunning will take the mound for the Rangers with an 8-4 record in 23 appearances this season. His ERA is 3.28, K/9 is 5.72, FIP is 4.25, and opponents’ OBP is .299.
Dane Dunning’s most recent start saw the Rangers suffer a 7-1 loss to the Padres. The right-hander was on the mound for five innings, surrendering five hits and three earned runs.
During their last five games, Texas is the 22nd ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .219 and are averaging 3.8 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Rangers are hitting .271 with an OBP of .341 while averaging 5.7 runs per contest. This figure puts them 1st in the league.
Adolis García has been a key contributor to the Texas Rangers’ offense this season. His .259 batting average and 85 RBIs have been instrumental in the team’s success, and his 26 home runs are a testament to his power at the plate.