Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers - 8/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers - 8/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Guaranteed Rate Field )

The Line: Texas Rangers -121 / Chicago White Sox +100 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 130 hits and 58 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Danny Santana have combined for 231 hits and 106 RBI. Ariel Jurado gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 5.38 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Jurado is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 139 hits and 96 RBI while Leury Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 253 hits and 78 RBI. Ross Detwiler gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.10 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Detwiler is 1-1 with a 6.30 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

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The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 1-5 in Jurados last 6 starts with 4 days of rest and 0-4 in Jurados last 4 starts. The White Sox are 18-39 in their last 57 vs. American League West, 4-11 in their last 15 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Rangers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago and the under is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Chicago. The over is 6-0-1 in White Sox last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Jurados last 5 starts overall.

Jurado has allowed 55 hits and 34 earned runs in his last 41 innings, and he has a 5.11 ERA and .283 allowed batting average on the road. Detwiler has allowed 21 hits and 12 runs in his last 18.2 innings, and he has a 4.33 ERA and .269 allowed batting average at home. I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers and the total is a bit too high for my taste. So, I'll take a shot with the White Sox at home and the even money. The Chicago White Sox have played better baseball the past couple of weeks and the young guys are getting after it and still enjoying the season despite having nothing to play for. 

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Randy’s Pick Chicago White Sox +100

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