Leading up to game three of this American League battle, the Rangers (62-46, 36-20 home) will send Max Scherzer to the mound to take on the White Sox (43-66, 20-37 away) and Touki Toussaint. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers matchup in Arlington.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS TEXAS RANGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 2:05 ET on Thursday, August 3rd.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX:
- The White Sox will be taking on a Rangers club that is just 2-3 vs. the runline over their last five games.
- Against the runline, the Rangers have gone just 2-3 in their last five home games.
- Opponents are hitting just .202 against Touki Toussaint in his last three starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
This year, the White Sox have put together a 53-56 record against the runline. On the road, their runline mark sits at 29-28. Straight-up, they are 43-66 and are 4th in the AL Central. Lately, Chicago has had problems on the road, losing two straight series. The team’s over/under record for the season is 49-54.
Touki Toussaint has made nine starts for the White Sox this season, compiling a 1-3 record. His ERA of 3.50 is accompanied by a K/9 rate of 7.25, while his FIP and OBP stand at 4.55 and .306 respectively.
Toussaint earned the victory in his most recent start, surrendering no earned runs and three hits over five frames against the Guardians. His efforts helped the White Sox to a 3-0 triumph.
In their ten most recent games, the White Sox have put together a batting average of only .184, placing them 30th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.1 runs per game, Chicago is 24th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .236 and OPS of .680 which has them 27th in baseball.
Luis Robert Jr. has been a major force in the White Sox offense this season, leading the team with 29 home runs and 60 RBIs. His slugging percentage of .551 is indicative of his power at the plate.
WILL THE TEXAS RANGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
As the Rangers head into today’s game vs. the White Sox, they have the top spot in the AL West with an overall record of 62-46. Currently, their home/away splits sit at 36-20 and 26-26, respectively. Through 34 series, they have gone 19-13-2.
The Rangers will turn to starter Max Scherzer, who has an impressive 9-4 record. Through 19 appearances, his ERA is 4.01 and he has a K/9 of 10.11. His FIP is 4.72 and opponents have a .289 OBP against him this season.
Max Scherzer earned the win in his last start, a 5-1 victory over the Nationals. The veteran hurler tossed seven innings of one-run ball, surrendering six hits in a quality start.
The Rangers have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 13 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 7th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 6th in home runs and 2nd in slugging percentage. Overall, Texas is averaging 5.8 runs per game (1st).
Adolis García has been one of the Texas Rangers’ most productive offensive players in 2023. He currently holds a .261 batting average, with 85 RBIs and 26 home runs.