Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB
- Aug 17, 2022, 7:13:38 AM
Credit: photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||+122|
|White Sox run line||+1.5 (-135)|
|Astros money line||-145|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+115)|
|Over / under||8|
|Chicago White Sox||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||30-29||36-25|
|Last 10 record||7-3||5-5|
|Over / under record||51-56-10||43-68-6|
|Runs / game||4.26||4.53|
|Runs allowed / game||4.38||3.31|
The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox will play the 3rd game of the series at the Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday. The White Sox took the win 4-3 in the second game of the series. Yoán Moncada came through with the go-ahead single in the eighth inning for the second straight game.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox get here with a 61-56 record and have won 5 games in a row. 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
Michael Kopech (4-8, 3.18 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 3rd game of the series. Kopech struck out 11 batters through six no-hit innings in Friday's win over Detroit. He walked three and did not factor in the decision. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 6.00 and 5 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 75-43 record and have won 4 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.
Framber Valdez (11-4, 2.73 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 3rd game of the series. Valdez earned the win Thursday over Texas, striking out eight in seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits, a walk and a hit batsman. He has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 3.68 and 18 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the White Sox in his career.
Houston Astros are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Houston Astros are 1-5 SU in their last 6 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 played on a Wednesday.
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Chi White Sox are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The White Sox have been playing good at home as they have won 7 straight games and 7 of the last 9 games vs Houston at home. For this game they'll send Michael Kopech to the mound who has been up and down this season and was pounded by the Astros with 4 runs the last time they met. Framber Valdez will start for the Astros who's coming from a strong start vs Rangers where he pitched 7 scoreless innings and has good numbers vs White Sox in his career. The Astros will be agressive early in the game while Valdez will slow down the White Sox offense. Take the Astros.
PICK: Astros ML (-145)
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