Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

Credit: photo by Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
White Sox money line +114
White Sox run line +1.5 (-145)
Astros money line -136
Astros run line -1.5 (+125)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago White Sox Houston Astros
Record 59-56 75-41
Home / road record 28-29 36-23
Last 10 record 6-4 7-3
Streak W3 W4
Over / under record 51-55-9 43-67-5
Runs / game 4.26 4.53
Runs allowed / game 4.38 3.31

 

Preview

The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Guaranteed Rate Field. The Astros swept the Athleltics in the weekend series and the White Sox swept the Tigers. The Astros won the last series vs White Sox 2-1 at Houston.

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox get here with a 59-56 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.26 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 490 runs scored in 1034 hits and 101 home runs, ranking #17 in offense in the league behind the Cleveland Guardians. Jose Abreu leads with 14 home runs and 56 RBI while Andrew Vaughn is batting for .301 avg.

Defensively they are allowing 4.38 runs per game and rank #18 in the league. Dylan Cease leads the team with a 1.96 ERA, 174 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded

Probable Pitcher:

Johnny Cueto (4-5, 2.91 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 1st game of the series. Cueto pitched six innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk while striking out four in Wednesday's loss to the Royals. He did not factor into the decision. He is 4-6 with an ERA of 3.33 and 63 strikeouts in 14 appearances against the Astros in his career.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 75-41 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. They're averaging 4.53 runs and batting for .244 AVG, 525 runs scored in 940 hits and 159 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Colorado Rockies. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .303 avg with 31 home runs and 74 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 3.31 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.85 ERA, 134 strikeouts and 15 wins recorded for the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:

Jose Urquidy (11-4, 3.85 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 1st game of the series. Urquidy recorded the victory Tuesday over Texas despite allowing five runs on five hits, two walks and two hit batsmen while striking out three in five innings. He has given up 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings versus the White Sox in his career. He has been credited with the win.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road.

Houston are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.

Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

Both teams had easy weekend series against 2 of the worst teams in the league and both did the job by sweeping them. The White Sox have been playing good at home as they have won 5 straight games there. For this game they'll send Johnny Cueto to the mound who has been decent lately and is a guy who can pitch 8 innings easy. The Astros have a 36-23 record on the road but are 2-5 in the last 7 games at Chicago. Jose Urquidy will get the ball who struggled in his last start allowing 5 runs vs Rangers. With the White Sox playing good at home and Cueto on the mound I think we get great value with them. Take the White Sox.

PICK: White Sox ML (+114)

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