Public opinion: Texas-Chicago bettors eye total
Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox (-125, 9)
Roy Oswalt picked up his second win in a Rangers uniform last week, but he did get swatted around a bit. Oswalt gave up 13 hits and five earned runs over six innings of a 13-9 victory over Detroit. Meanwhile, Chris Sale is getting ready to head to his first All Star Game and has allowed more than three runs just once in hist last eight starts. Most of the recent meetings between the two teams have seen 9.5-run totals, so maybe that’s why early bettors like the over here.
Consensus: Over, 62 percentWNBA:
Phoenix Mercury at San Antonio Silver Stars (-13.5, 167)
San Antonio is on a major roll, having covered in eight of their last nine and 16 of their last 21 overall. The Silver Stars average almost 82 points per game and have played over the total in six consecutive contests. Meanwhile, Phoenix has topped the total in five straight games.
Consensus: Over 53 percent