After dropping a 6-1 decision in yesterday’s breaker the Rangers enter the match of this four-game set from the Windy City. Let’s check out Friday night’s clash of these American League foes and our own bankroll.
Texas (63-66 SU) vs Chicago White Sox (58-69 SU)
Game Time: Friday, August 23rd, 8:10 PM ET
Free MLB Select: Rangers ML
Best Line Offered: 5Dimes
With the exception of a solo shot from Elvis Andrus’ bat, the Rangers did little offensively on Thursday and fell 6-1 from Chicago with their hosts. Texas is now 2-3 vs the White Sox but will expect to even the season series tonight when they ship Lance Lynn (14-8, 3.60 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) into the mound. The veteran right-hander will continue to keep his fingers crossed that his offense provides more run support than they’ve over his last 3 starts in which a mixed four runs have been plated by his group and direct the team. Lynn has faced the White Sox just once this season and, Texas’ 6-5 victory the triumph was enrolled by him despite a functionality in which he surrendered five runs on six hits over seven innings of work.
Chicago is expecting to continue to keep their small two-game winning streak alive when newcomer Dylan Cease (2-6, 5.93 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) creates his inaugural start of the season. The 23-year-old out of Milton, Georgia has permitted three or more runs in eight of the nine starts, and his last outing was more of exactly the same as he surrendered five runs on seven hits over five innings of work in a 9-2 loss to the Angels at Anaheim. Discontinue has been only moderately better at home using a 1-3 mark along with a 5.48 ERA versus an identical 1-3 record on the street using a 6.43 ERA.
The MLB odds are favoring the visitors in this matchup and it’s all to do with the pitchers. Lance Lynn has been an pitcher throughout the majority of his career and his 14 wins this season could be more if not to get a dearth of conduct support. Unexpectedly, Chicago’s rookie righty is struggling to find his manner at the big-league degree and it is a pretty reasonable assumption that Texas manager Chris Woodward will fulfill his lineup with lefties, who are hitting the rookie in a .338 clip, also will seem to go long on Cease who has allowed at least one home run in each of his eight starts this season.
Below are trends favoring the Rangers and moving in this matchup against the White Sox. Among 30 groups in runs, Chicago is ranked 27th Moreover along using a struggling newcomer on the hill such as Texas. Let’s place the -134 being provided at 5Dimes, and rear the Rangers within our MLB picks on Friday night.
Rating: Rangers 6 — White Sox 3