Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers Free MLB Pick

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Chicago White Sox
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Texas Rangers

Starting Pitchers: Humber (White Sox) vs. Harrison (Rangers)

Date/Time: July 28th, 8:10 P.M. EST

Television: MLB Network

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Moneyline: Moneyline: White Sox +180 Rangers -190

Total: 10 (Over -110)

 

MLB Betting Game Trends

Chicago White Sox

  • Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi White Sox’s last 19 games when playing Texas

Texas Rangers

  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas’s last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas’s last 10 games at home
  • Texas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas’s last 19 games when playing Chi White Sox

 

Game Overview

Two of the top teams in the American League pennant race are going to meet in Arlington on Saturday night in what should be a great MLB betting battle between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers.

Mr. Perfect Game, Phillip Humber is going to be getting the ball from Manager Robin Ventura on Saturday night. Of course, that game of perfection is about the only thing that is probably keeping Humber in the majors right now. Take that game out, and he ERA would be over 7.00 this year, and needless to say, that isn’t going to cut it. Still, thanks to the good team around him, Humber is 4-5 on the campaign in spite of his dreadful 6.25 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. If there is good news though, one would like to think that Humber is going to revert back to his winning ways eventually. This was a man that had great splits last year when he went just 9-9, as he had a 1.18 WHIP and a 3.75 ERA. Humber has never started before against the Rangers, though he does have 5.1 innings of relief with just one run allowed on five hits.

The Rangers have to be shaking in their boots just a bit right now. Yes, they are four-games up on the Los Angeles Angels in the AL West and shouldn’t have all that much of a concern about getting into the playoffs, but the Oakland A’s are just a half-game behind that, and several others are in striking distance across the American League as well. To make matters worse, the Halos got a massive upgrade this week when they picked up Zack Greinke in exchange for some big time prospects. Getting rid of the prospects is all fine and dandy, but in the here and now, that means that LA is going to be able to throw a rotation out there of CJ Wilson, Dan Haren, Jered Weaver, and Greinke for the postseason. Yikes. Matt Harrison is getting the nod on Saturday for Texas though, and it is rare that the team loses when he is out on the mound. Harrison is 12-5 with a 3.02 ERA, and he has already thrown three complete games, two of which have gone for shutouts this year. Of course in his last start, Harrison allowed four runs on eight hits in six frames against said Angels, and if that keeps up, the Pale Hose could have a shot.

Prediction

In fact, we’re going to roll with Chicago on Saturday. The White Sox aren’t the better of these two teams, and they are playing on the road, but in the end, getting this +180 price is just too steep to as for, even though they are badly outclassed in the pitching matchup as well. Chicago 6 – Texas 3

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Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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