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White Sox Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/23/2021

The Chicago White Sox (9-9) host the Texas Rangers (9-10) on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, beginning at 8:10 PM ET. The White Sox are favored on the moneyline (), while the Rangers are underdogs. The Rangers are the spread favorite (), despite being the moneyline underdog. Chicago’s Dylan Cease starts against Texas’ Dane Dunning.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 23, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Dunning (TEX)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
14.0 IP 15.0
3.86 ERA 0.60
1.710 WHIP 0.800
9.6 K/9 9.6
5.8 BB/9 1.2

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease (0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched) gets the start for the White Sox, his fourth of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the righty went 4 2/3 innings against the Red Sox, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has the 29th-best slugging percentage (.349) and has hit the 16th-most home runs (20) in all of MLB. They have a collective .218 batting average, and are 14th in the league with 136 total hits and 18th in MLB play scoring 74 runs.
  • The White Sox were named the moneyline favorite for one Cease start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 23, 2021 at 2:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Solak 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willie Calhoun 3 .333 1 1 3 .333 1.666
Nate Lowe 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Dane Dunning

  • Dunning (1-0) will take the mound for the Rangers, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed five hits in six scoreless innings against the Orioles.
  • The White Sox rank seventh in MLB with 89 runs scored this season. They have a .246 batting average this campaign with 19 home runs (20th in the league).
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 23, 2021 at 2:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Dunning

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jake Lamb 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox score an average of 3.8 runs per game at home and 5.5 per contest away from Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The White Sox are the seventh-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.9 runs per game (89 total).
  • The White Sox have a 6-7 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 46.2% of those games).
  • Chicago is 2-2 (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -143 or shorter.
  • In the 17 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Chicago, it has combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-10).
  • Chicago was the moneyline favorite for eight of its last 10 games, and went 4-4 in those matchups.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have scored the 18th-most runs in the league this season with 74 (3.9 per game).
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 55 runs (5.5 per game) while plating 19 total at home, an average of 2.1 per contest.
  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 17 games this season and won nine (52.9%) of those contests.
  • Texas has entered 14 games this season as the underdog by +125 or more and is 7-7 in those contests.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in eight of their 19 opportunities.
  • Texas has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and won six of those contests.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Yermin Mercedes leads the White Sox with four home runs and has put up a team-best batting average of .390.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Mercedes ranks seventh in hits (23), 24th in HR (4), fourth in AVG (.390), and 10th in OBP (.429).
  • Adam Eaton has made the most of his opportunities as he leads his team with 14 runs batted in.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Eaton ranks 15th in RBI.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Robert 71 .310 7 1 6 .351 .844
José Abreu 68 .221 9 4 14 .316 .742
Adam Eaton 61 .262 13 3 14 .366 .825
Yoán Moncada 60 .200 7 1 8 .310 .593
Yermin Mercedes 59 .390 7 4 12 .429 1.090
Nick Madrigal 53 .283 10 0 4 .350 .708
Leury García 43 .163 7 0 2 .182 .391
Yasmani Grandal 40 .150 6 2 9 .306 .656
Tim Anderson 38 .342 9 3 3 .342 .947
Andrew Vaughn 32 .188 4 0 1 .333 .614

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nate Lowe leads Texas in home runs with five and runs batted in with 17.
  • Lowe’s 5 HR rank 12th, and his 17 RBI rank third among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Nick Solak has 19 hits and an OBP of .380 to go with a slugging percentage of .471 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Solak ranks 24th in HR in the league.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 79 .215 11 2 7 .253 .595
Nate Lowe 71 .254 9 5 17 .346 .839
Nick Solak 68 .279 13 4 9 .380 .851
David Dahl 64 .203 8 1 5 .224 .521
Joey Gallo 54 .222 9 1 7 .447 .725
Jose Trevino 51 .294 4 0 1 .302 .635
Leody Taveras 43 .093 2 0 1 .170 .263
Eli White 39 .154 3 0 3 .250 .455
Adolis García 36 .250 5 3 8 .289 .872
Charlie Culberson 35 .257 2 2 5 .278 .764

White Sox vs Rangers Player Props

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