Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 16 (8/16): MLB
- Aug 16, 2022, 5:06:03 AM
Credit: photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||+103|
|White Sox run line||+1.5 (-170)|
|Astros money line||-123|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+145)|
|Over / under||7|
|Chicago White Sox||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||29-29||36-24|
|Last 10 record||6-4||6-4|
|Over / under record||51-56-9||43-68-5|
|Runs / game||4.26||4.53|
|Runs allowed / game||4.38||3.31|
The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox will play the 2nd game of the series at the Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The White Sox took the win 4-2 in the first game of the series. Moncada lined a tiebreaking two-run single in Chicago's four-run eighth inning.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox get here with a 60-56 record and have won 5 of their last 7 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
Dylan Cease (12-5, 1.96 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 2nd game of the series. Cease allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals. He is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.60 and 16 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 75-42 record and have won 5 of their last 7 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.
Justin Verlander (15-3, 1.85 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 2nd game of the series. Verlander pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision. He is 22-14 with an ERA of 3.72 and 279 strikeouts in 46 appearances versus the White Sox in his career.
Houston are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against Chi White Sox.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road.
Houston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox.
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.
The White Sox have been playing good at home as they have won 6 straight games and 6 of the last 8 games vs Houston at home. For this game they'll send Dylan Cease to the mound who has been insane this season allowing no more than 1 run in each of his last 14 starts! Justin Verlander will start for the Astros who's also having a great season but allowed 4 runs the last time he faced the White Sox. With the White Sox playing good at home and Cease on the mound I think we get great value with them again. Take the White Sox.
PICK: White Sox ML (+103)
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