Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers (46-58) vs Chicago White Sox (53-51)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Glenn Otto (4-7) (5.50) vs Dylan Cease (11-4) (2.01)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers +125 / Chicago White Sox -172 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. In the first game of this series, it was the Rangers that were able to secure the 3-2 victory. 

The White Sox come into this game with a 53-52 record overall and if they want to make the playoffs they can’t keep losing games like they did on Thursday night. The White Sox’s offense has dealt with injuries and they haven’t lived up to expectations. The Whtie Sox are averaging 4.37 runs per game which is 17th in the league. Jose Abreu has hit 14 home runs and driven in 55 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Rangers who sits wih a 47-58 record overall and they had lost three games in a row before coming away with a win on Thursday night.  The Rangers offense has been solid overall, but the pitching has been an issue. They are giving up 4.52 runs per game which is 22nd in the league. 

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On the mound for the White Sox will be Dylan Cease who sits with an 11-4 record and an ERA of 2.01. In his last start against the A’s he went six innings giving up four hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Rangers will be Glenn Otto who sits with a 4-7 record and an ERA of 5.50. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels he went five innings giving up four hits and four runs. 

The Rangers are 0-7 in Otto’s last seven starts. The under is 4-0 in Cease’s last four starts on Friday. The over is 4-0 in the Rangers last four games on Friday. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last four games against a right-handed starter. 

The Rangers have lost the last seven games started by Otto and it’s not going to be any different here. Cease has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season and in his last start he gave up only one run. Look for the Rangers bats to be ice cold here, and the White Sox will win on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick White Sox -1.5

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