Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - August 5th, 2022


The White Sox are scheduled to start Dylan Cease (11-4, 2.01 ERA) against Rangers starting pitcher Glenn Otto (4-7, 5.50 ERA) on Friday. Dylan Cease recorded the win in his last outing, as the White Sox beat the Athletics 4-1. He pitched 6 innings allowing 1 earned run with 4 hits. He also recorded 7 strikeouts with 1 walk. The last time Glenn Otto took the mound, the Rangers got beat by the Angels 7-9. He finished with 5 IP, 5 K, 3 BB, while allowing 4 earned runs on 4 hits. Today, Cease projects for 5.66 innings pitched with 2.3 ER, 4.6 hits, 7.3 strikeouts, and 2.2 walks, according to THE BAT. Meanwhile, THE BAT projects Otto's average outcome to be 5.71 IP, 2.6 ER, 5.5 H, 4.9 strikeouts, and 1.8 walks.

Chicago White Sox Insights

  • Dylan Cease has used his slider 12.5% more often this season (41.9%) than he did last season (29.4%).

  • Yasmani Grandal has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this season (76% of the time), but he is penciled in 7th in the batting order today.

  • The Chicago White Sox bullpen projects as the 5th-best in the game, per THE BAT.

Texas Rangers Insights

  • Glenn Otto has put up a 9.3% Swinging Strike% this year, checking in at the 25th percentile.

  • Adolis Garcia has seen a notable increase in his exit velocity lately; just compare his 96.1-mph average in the past week to his seasonal 91.8-mph mark.

  • Corey Seager projects as the 11th-best batter in the game, according to THE BAT X.

Betting Trends

  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Run Line in 60 of their last 104 games (+11.85 Units / 9% ROI)

  • The Chicago White Sox have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 47 of their last 89 games (+7.90 Units / 8% ROI)

  • Luis Robert has hit the Runs Over in 13 of his last 18 away games (+8.80 Units / 45% ROI)