Team Del Genio - Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers


Team Del Genio
Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
08/05/2022 08:05 PM
Bet Type
Chicago White Sox -175 (BetMGM)
Our 20* MLB Friday Vegas Jackpot is with the Chicago White Sox with the money line versus Texas at 8:05 pm et. The Chicago White Sox only managed three base hits in the first five innings against the Rangers Cole Ragans who was making his Major League debut tonight filling in the spot in the starting rotation for the injured Jon Gray. The left-hander left the game with the game tied, 1-1, before Texas would score two runs in the seventh inning. The White Sox scored a run back in the top of the eighth inning but could not tie the game which ended in a 3-2 loss for manager Tony LaRussa’s team. Chicago had won four of their previous five games before losing Game 1 of this four-game weekend series. The White Sox had not allowed more than two runs in five straight games before giving up the three runs yesterday, yet they have won thirty-five of their last fifty-three games after not giving up more than three runs in five or more straight games. With a 53-52 record, Chicago is in third place in the American League Central, two games behind Minnesota in first place. A 25-29 record at home has been disappointing, yet the White Sox still have a 28-23 record when playing on the road, and they have won six of their last nine games away from home. They have beaten four of their last six opponents with losing records, and they have won thirteen of their last twenty games on the road against losing teams. Chicago has won five of their last seven games after losing their previous game, and they have won seven of their last ten games after not scoring at least three runs in their last game. LaRussa got a good effort from starting pitcher Johnny Cueto last night who pitched all eight innings and allowed only the three runs. Dylan Cease takes the mound tonight to get the team started on a new winning streak. The right-hander has been the team’s ace this season with an 11-4 record with a 2.01 era and a 1.17 whip in twenty-one starts. In his eleven starts since the beginning of June, Cease has a 0.57 era and a 1.11 whip. He has allowed only four earned runs in 63 innings in those eleven starts. Cease is averaging 12.42 strikeouts per nine innings while punching out 33.3% of opposing hitters, a career-high. His opponent's hard-hit rate of 24.8% is the lowest mark of his career. He has been reliable on the road with a 1.30 era in nine starts. The White Sox have won sixteen of their last twenty games on the road with Cease their starting pitcher and installed as a money line favorite at -110 or higher by the oddsmakers. Texas ended a three-game losing streak with their victory last night. The Rangers have only extended a winning streak once in their last eight changes to follow up a victory in their previous game. They have won once in their last five games after not allowing three or more runs. Texas had been winless in their last seven games at home before winning yesterday. They continue with the fifth game of their seven-game home stand with the second game of this series. They have won thirteen times in their last thirty-five games at home after playing two or more of their previous games at home. It is Glenn Otto’s turn in their starting rotation after giving up four runs in five innings in his previous outing in Los Angeles against the Angels on Saturday. The right-hander has a 4-7 record with a 5.50 era and a 1.46 whip in fifteen starts. In his eight starts since the start of June, he has a 6.38 era and a 1.55 whip. In seven starts at home at Global Life Field, Otto has a 7.39 era and a 1.71 whip. Texas has won only three of their last ten games at home with Otto their starting pitcher. The White Sox have won four games in a row against opponents using a right-handed starting pitcher. Play the Chicago White Sox with the money line. Good luck - Team Del Genio.

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