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Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Sunday June 23, 2019, 3:05 PM (EDT)
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +119 / Texas Rangers -134 -- Over/Under: 11.5
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The Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox hav won four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 83 hits and 36 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 155 hits and 94 RBI. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 6.01 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Nova is 3-2 with a 5.11 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Texas Rangers hav won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 83 hits and 43 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 152 hits and 76 RBI. Adrian Sampson gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 4.40 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. This will be Sampson’s first career game against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. American League West, 5-1 in Novas last 6 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in Novas last 5 road starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in Sampsons last 5 starts with 4 days of rest, 2-5 in Sampsons last 7 starts on grass and 2-5 in Sampsons last 7 starts. The over is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in Texas. The under is 16-6 in Rangers last 22 home games. The under is 4-1 in Novas last 5 starts overall.

Nova has allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last seven starts and is allowing a .323 batting average on the season. On the road this season, Nova is allowing a 4.53 ERA and a .308 batting average. Sampson has had his struggles as well, but he has a 3.08 ERA at home this season and the Rangers have won five of the last seven games he's pitched. I want zero part of Nova, a pitcher who has never fulfilled his potential and seems to be getting worse with each season. Give me the Rangers and the reasonable price.

Texas Rangers -134

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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