White Sox vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 8/3/23

Texas Rangers (62-46) vs Chicago White Sox (43-66)

Game Info: Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 2:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Max Scherzer (9-4) (4.01) vs Touki Toussaint (1-3) (3.50)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -250 / Chicago White Sox +205 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox will play the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of their series on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Texas has won the first two games in this series by scores of 2-0 and 11-1. Texas did not play well in their last series, so it is very encouraging to see them get back on the right track here. 

White Sox Preview

The Chicago White Sox are 43-66 this season and they have lost nine of their last eleven games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Chicago split a four game series with the Guardians. The Chicago offense has been a huge problem recently, scoring one or fewer runs in three straight games. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.64 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average this season. The White Sox offense has scored 447 runs with a .236 batting average and a .294 on base percentage. Luis Robert is batting .267 with 29 home runs and 60 RBI’s for the White Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Touki Toussaint, who is 1-3 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 36.0 innings pitched this year.

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 62-46 this season and they have lost five of their last eight games. Texas came into this series after a very disappointing series sweep in San Diego, where they scored a total of four runs in three games. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.16 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 622 runs with a .273 batting average and a .342 on base percentage this year. Adolis Garcia is batting .261 with 26 home runs and 85 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Max Scherzer, who is 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 107.2 innings pitched this season. 

Texas Rangers Team Facts

  • The home team has won eight of the Rangers' last nine games.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight home games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three Thursday day games as home favourites.

Chicago White Sox Team Facts

  • The White Sox have lost seven of their last eight road games.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five road games against AL West opponents.
  • The White Sox have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against AL West opponents.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Rangers' last six day games.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded two or more hits in each of the Rangers' last five games against AL opponents.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in three of his last four home appearances.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rangers' last eight games at Globe Life Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Scherzer has recorded nine or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances with his team as a home favourite against AL Central opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has scored at least one run in nine of the Rangers' last 10 games against AL Central opponents.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Luis Robert has hit at least one home run in four of the White Sox's last seven day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances with the White Sox as underdogs against the Rangers.
  • Luis Robert has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances in day games against AL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Luis Robert has recorded at least one hit in 16 of his 17 previous appearances in day games against AL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Luis Robert ranks 7th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.551) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers ranks 1st in the league for batting average this season (.273).
  • The Texas Rangers ranks 1st in the league for on-base percentage this season (.342).
  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 29th in the league for walks allowed this season (424).
  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (1027).

Pick

Texas has rolled over the White Sox in the first two games of this series and they are a heavy favorite to win this game as well. Chicago has had a season to forget and they have been horrible on the road. The White Sox are starting Touki Toussaint, who has allowed six earned runs in his last 17.1 innings pitched. The Rangers are starting Max Scherzer, who is making his first start for Texas. Scherzer has allowed 1, 5, 0, 5, and 4 earned runs in his last five starts. Scherzer has been inconsistent in recent outings, but he is facing a White Sox team that has not shown much life. I like the Rangers -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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