Sep 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa (22) and first baseman Yasmani Grandal (24) celebrate the win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox are -150 home favorites over the Texas Rangers in an American League afternoon game on Saturday, June 11
Entering play Friday, the ChiSox were 5-9 straight up in their last 14 home games
All of the Rangers vs White Sox odds, picks, lines, spreads, predictions, picks and best bets are available in the ensuing story
Two inconsistent American League teams will do battle Saturday afternoon as the Chicago White Sox (26-29, 12-15 home) play host to the Texas Rangers (26-30, 13-14 away).
The ChiSox are in third place in the AL Central, while Texas is situated third in the AL West. Since a season-high four-game win streak, the Rangers had gone 4-7 straight up over the past 11 games.
Chicago were losers of two in a row. Prior to that, the White Sox won three straight, Before that, they dropped four in succession.
It’s the White Sox that oddsmakers are going with in this game. Chicago is a -150 home favorite. Texas is a solid 33-23 against the runline this season.
First pitch for this Saturday, June 11 game at Guaranteed Rate Field is set for 2:10pm ET. Rain, 4 mph wind and a temperature of 65 degrees are in the weather forecast.
Rangers vs White Sox Odds
O 8 (-110)
Chicago White Sox
U 8 (-110)
Odds as of June 10th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars promo codes.
At odds of -150, the White Sox are given an implied probability of victory of 60% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Chicago would deliver a payout of $16.70.
Bucking the oddsmakers, the public is going with Texas in the MLB betting trends. The Rangers are getting 88% of the runline action and 68% of the moneyline play. The public is also going big for the under, with 88% of bets backing that outcome.
In the AL Division odds, the White Sox remain the darlings of the bookmakers. Chicago is the -120 chalk to win the AL Central. The Rangers are +10000 longshots to top the AL West. The World Series odds show the White Sox at +2200 and the Rangers at +35000.
Texas vs Chicago Probable Pitchers
The AL pitcher of the month for May, Rangers left-hander Martin Perez is enjoying a stellar season. He’s leading the AL in ERA (1.56), complete games (1), shutouts (1) and home runs per nine innings (0.1). Perez is also the top 9% of AL hurlers in xERA (2.57), xwOBA (.264) and xwOBAcon (.304), as well as the top 8% in xSLG (.325).
He’s unbeaten since April 18 and has gained the win in four of his last six trips to the mound. He allowed his first home run of the season in his last start June 5 against the Seattle Mariners. Perez was also touched for two earned runs in that game. That’s the first time he’s given up more than one earned run in a start since April 17.
Martín Pérez today posted his career-high 9th straight quality start (6.0+ IP, 3-or-fewer ER), tying the longest streak in club history. He is the 7th Ranger to accomplish the feat and 1st since Kyle Gibson in 2021.
— Texas Rangers PR (@TXRangersPR) June 5, 2022
In his last nine starts, Perez is 4-0 with an 0.88 ERA. Texas is 7-2 over those nine games. In four road starts. Perez is showing an 0.31 ERA.
Perez has faced the White Sox seven times and is 3-3 with a 5.36 ERA. He’s 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA in three career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Perez vs Giolito
Like his team, White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito is underperforming this season. He’s served up a disconcerting 10 home runs in 48.1 innings pitched. Giolito rates among the bottom percentile of MLB pitchers in xwOBAcon (.465).
June 28, 2018.
Logan Morrison off Lucas Giolito.
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— Twins Dingers (@TwinsDingers) June 2, 2022
He’s allowed 11 runs, eight earned, over the past 10.2 innings pitched. Giolito is 4-1 with a 3.96 ERA over his past six starts.
He’s 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in three home starts this season. Giolito is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in two career starts against the Rangers.
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Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
White Sox Batters
Batting Average vs Perez
Batting Average vs Giolito
White Sox slugger Yoan Moncada is 4-for-7 (.571) with a solo homer off of Perez. Luis Robert is 2-for-2 (1.000). Yasmani Grandal and Danny Mendick are 1-for-2 (.500). Mendick has an RBI. AJ Pollock is 2-for-5 (.400) and has driven in a run. Leury Garcia is 5-for-13 (.385) with an RBI.
Rangers batters have enjoyed little success against Giolito. Marcus Semien (2-for-10, .200) and Kole Calhoun (1-for-9, .111) are the only Texas players with a hit off of him.
Rangers vs White Sox Prediction
If you’re an MLB player prop bettor, Giolito is a good bet on the over for strikeouts. He’s averaging 6.9 Ks per game this season.
Week 9 Matchups of the Weekend!
Martin Pérez will look to keep his magical season going against perennial CY candidate Lucas Giolito.
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— Call To The Bullpen (@CTBPpod) June 10, 2022
Betting on this game, however, it’s hard not to like the Rangers. Perez’s continued dominance outweighs his passive past performances against the White Sox. Likewise, Giolito’s previous success against Texas is overshadowed by his 2022 struggles.
Pick: Texas Rangers RL +1.5 (-160)
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.