Rangers at White Sox 5/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date & Time: 5/19/2018, 12:10 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TEX -115 O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSSW

The Texas Rangers (17-27, 5th AL West) play their second game of a four-game series on Friday in the Windy City against the Chicago White Sox (10-29, 5th AL Central).

The Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday 5-1. Starter Bartolo Colon was hit in the stomach by a line drive but laughed it off saying he had plenty of protection. Colon allowed just four hits across 7 2/3 innings scoreless innings helping the Rangers snap a three-game losing streak.

Chicago continues to lose. On Wednesday, the Chisox lost for the second straight time to Pittsburgh 3-2 and have now lost eight straight to Pittsburgh and this season are losers of nine of their last 10. Yolmer Sanchez and Leury Garcia each hit home runs for the White Sox in a losing cause.
Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with a .279 batting average and a team high 46 hits. Joey Gallo is the team leader in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 27. Texas has a team batting average of .230, while opposing hitters are averaging .272 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Friday, Texas will send Doug Fister to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-4, with an ERA of 4.06, 29 Ks and 15 BBs.

Yolmer Sanchez leads the White Sox with a .294 batting average. Matt Davidson is the team leader in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 24. Chicago has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging .265 at the plate against White Sox pitching. On Friday, Chicago will send Carson Fulmer to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 2-3 with an ERA of 6.23, 27 Ks and 19 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Texas is 1-5 in its last 6 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage of less than .400

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the last 6 Rangers games played

Chicago has won just 5 if its last 21 games at home

The OVER has cashed in 5 of Fulmer’s last 6 six starts for the White Sox

Free MLB Pick: Texas Rangers -115

Both teams are sitting in last place in their respective divisions. The White Sox however, have lost 9 of 10 overall and 16 of their last 21 on their home field. White Sox are the worst team in the American League and nothing changes against much more talented Rangers tonight. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win 6-4.


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