Rangers vs. White Sox Prediction and Odds for Sunday, June 12 (Kopech Gives Chicago Great Chance to Cover)

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The White Sox are still struggling to get back to .500 for the first time since they were 22-22 back in late May. Chicago is also having a tough time keeping pace with the Twins and Guardians atop the AL Central. Remember, this was a division that the White Sox were supposed to walk away with. To say they are off to a slow start is more than an understatement.

The Texas Rangers are also in third place in their division and a few games below .500 heading into Sunday. But, I feel like there is a much bigger gap between these two teams than their records suggest. 

Here are the odds for this game.  

Rangers vs. White Sox Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Rangers: +1.5 (-155)
  • White Sox: -1.5 (+127)


  • Rangers: +147
  • White Sox: -157


  • Total 8 (Over -115/Under -105)

Rangers vs. White Sox Prediction and Pick

I’d like to say that for all their similarities, these two teams are heading in different directions entirely. The White Sox are 4-2 in their last six games, but those two losses came against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They managed to beat LA in Game 1 of that series, 4-1 in fact. The Rangers, meanwhile, went 2-7 in the nine games leading up to this series and lost Game 1 8-3 to the White Sox. 

The Rangers won’t get too much help today on the mound with Jon Gray making his 10th start of the year for Texas. The veteran righty is 1-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 46 unimpressive innings this year. He has a career ERA of 4.63 and is on the wrong end of 30 so it feels like this is what we can expect from Gray moving forward. Just barely doing enough to keep a spot in the rotation on a bad team. Furthermore, the current White Sox are hitting .514 against Gray in 44 at-bats. That is not a terribly small sample size. 

On the flipside, Michael Kopech has been fantastic for the White Sox in his first ten starts. Kopech is 2-2 with a 1.94 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 51 innings. He was very impressive in his last start after one-hitting the Dodgers over six scoreless frames. He struck out eight while walking one. It was a huge rebound performance after his worst start of the year against the Blue Jays.  

This feels like as close to a sure thing as it gets in sports betting and will be happy to snag the White Sox to cover this afternoon. 

Pick: White Sox -1.5 (+127)

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