Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox
The Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Cole Hamels will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Left hander Hamels is 2-4 this season with a 3.48 ERA.
Hamels's opponent in this one will be James Shields. The White Sox right hander has a 5.44 ERA to go along with a 1-4 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Rangers as -133-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total opened at 9.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Pirates on May 16. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -174 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Texas was a 5-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 17-27 SU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
Team record: 10-29 SU
Chi White Sox is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Chi White Sox is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Chi White Sox is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas at Chicago Friday, May 18