MLB betting: Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers

April 9, 2012 MLB Baseball

The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox will be starting their 2012 campaigns this afternoon at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers, who went 96-66 last year, will be looking to try and win their third straight American League title this year. The White Sox, who finished 79-83 in 2011, are being run by new manager Robin Ventura.

Colby Lewis and John Danks are the starters. Lewis was 14-10 for the Rangers last year with a 4.40 ERA, 169 strikeouts and 56 walks. Danks was 8-12 last year with the White Sox and had a 4.33 ERA, 135 strikeouts and 182 hits over 170.1 innings. Start your MLB Betting action on Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers game.

The Texas Rangers are looking to compete for the pennant again this year. The Rangers have gotten new deals on Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus and Mike Napoli in the hopes that they will help to lead the team into the World Series and potentially win it after a close call last year.

There are concerns over what will go on with star outfielder Josh Hamilton this year. Hamilton, who hit .298 last year in spite of missing part of the season with an injury, had a hernia surgery this offseason. He was also trying to get a new contract ready but plans were put on hold after he admitted to an alcohol relapse this offseason.

The Chicago White Sox have lost a number of old faces this offseason. These include manager Ozzie Guillen, Mark Buherle, Carlos Quentin and Sergio Santos. Guillen and Buherle were both with the White Sox in 2005 when they won the World Series. Check the Sports betting Lines for Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers game.

Adam Dunn will be looking to get back to form this season. Dunn failed for perform in his first year for the White Sox as he went .159 and had only eleven home runs last year. Gordon Beckham will also be looking to get back in form after the second baseman had a .230 average last year with a career-high 111 strikeouts.

The Rangers are -200 favorites for the game while the White Sox are +170 underdogs. The Rangers also have even money for the -1.5 spread. There is an over/under of 9.5 runs to be scored in the game, thus creating a tough competition for the day.

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