White Sox vs. Rangers - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (37-31) at Chicago White Sox (28-38)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Y Gallardo (6-6) (3.16) vs. J Quintana (3-7) (4.03)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -123 / Texas Rangers +113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, WGN
The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rangers have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 89 hits and 47 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Leonys Martin have combined for 53 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last eight road games. Yovani Gallardo gets the nod, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallardo’s second career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The White Sox have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 70 hits and 40 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Melky Cabrera have combined for 49 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last six home games. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.03 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in Gallardos last 5 starts. The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 10-22 in Quintanas last 32 starts on grass. The Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
There's simply no reason to back the White Sox during this stretch. Gallardo has also allowed a combined two earned runs in his last three starts. Give me the Rangers and the plus money.