Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers 8-1-2023

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers 8/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers 8/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago White Sox will go against the Texas Rangers in MLB action in Globe Life Field, TX, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 8:05 PM ET. After Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians, Chicago sits 19 matches below .500.


Chicago dropped seven of its past nine games. The Rangers dropped three in a row and five of their past six games after losing to the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Sunday, cutting Texas’ advantage at the top of the AL West to one game.


The Chicago White Sox are 18 matches below .500, largely attributable to their pitching staff, who rank 24th in ERA (4.60) and 23rd in WHIP (1.37).


The White Sox starting rotation has 34 Quality Starts, which ranks 17th in MLB while opposing batters are averaging .244 against White Sox pitchers, which is 13th.


Chicago’s top pitcher, Lance Lynn, leads the team in both strikeouts (144) and wins (six). Chicago did not yet reveal the identity of their starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game as of the time this article was published.


Additionally, Chicago has trouble at the plate as the White Sox ranks twenty-first or below in four important hitting metrics.


Chicago ranks twenty-first overall in team batting average (.238), twenty-third in runs scored (446), twenty-fourth in slugging percentage (.391), and thirty-ninth or second to last in on-base percentage (.296).


Luis Robert Jr. is the top scorer in home runs with 29 and RBI with 60, while Jake Burger and Andrew Vaughn are second and third in home runs with 25 and RBI with 58.


In 107 matches played, Chicago has 176 doubles, 10 triples, and 119 home runs.


With 96 save opportunities, the White Sox relievers have a cumulative save percentage of 45.2%. The bullpen pitchers gave up 152 runners in the year, and 39.5% reached base.


For the year, the White Sox threw 352 bullpen innings1 over the season. The bullpen recorded 53 holds, ranking 17th in MLB. They made 19 saves this season and missed 23 of their 42 chances to make saves.


  • The Chi White Sox are 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches.
  • The Chi White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches against Texas.
  • The Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.

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Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/1/2023


One day after getting Max Scherzer from the New York Mets, the Texas Rangers picked up left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery and right-handed reliever Chris Stratton from St. Louis.


Baseball’s strongest offensive is in Texas, building a formidable starting rotation and bullpen. Texas acquired closer Aroldis Chapman in June, and the acquisition of Stratton will give Texas a formidable bullpen.


Jon Gray will receive the ball from Texas on Tuesday. The right-hander has a record of 6-5, a 3.66 ERA, and 89 strikeouts this year.


Texas is only 17th overall in team ERA, but the Rangers are incredibly powerful at the plate.


Texas ranks first in runs scored (609), team batting average (.272), and on-base percentage (.342) but is second in selecting percentage (.457).


With 25 home runs and 84 RBI, Adolis Garcia is the lead scorer in both categories. Marcus Semien is in second place in Heim’s absence with 66 RBI while Jonah Heim is injured and has the second-most RBI.


Texas played 100 games and hit 144 home runs, 11 triples, and 230 doubles.


The Texas pitching staff has a collective ERA of 4.23 (440 earned runs surrendered) despite giving up 464 runs this season. They gave up 121 home runs and are 15th in the league in runs allowed per nine innings (4.47).


The Rangers team’s WHIP is 1.254, and their FIP is 4.29 this season. Currently, they have an 8.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio (841 strikeouts vs 314 bases on balls). With 859 total hits allowed, their pitching staff ranks 11th in MLB.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 matches.
  • The Texas Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The Rangers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 matches at home.

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers. The MLB pick for this game is the Texas Rangers. The Chicago White Sox had a difficult year and are currently 18 games under .500.


If Chicago were in any other division save the incredibly weak American League Central, they would be several more games down in first place.


The White Sox lost six of their past nine games against Texas, and Chicago dropped four of its last five away games. Chicago lost seven of its last nine games overall.


Texas’ lead in the American League West was cut to one game due to recent struggles, but the Rangers will be playing at home, where they won seven of the previous nine games.


Texas ranks first in team batting average, runs scored, and on-base percentage while coming in second in slugging percentage, as was already reported. The Texas Rangers will win to a predicted score of 7-2.


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Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers 8/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET


Location: Globe Life Field, TX


Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023


TV: Bally Sports Southwest


MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox +185


MLB Totals: 9


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