Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 18 (8/18): MLB
- Aug 18, 2022, 5:18:09 AM
Credit: photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||2:10 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||+107|
|White Sox run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Astros money line||-128|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Chicago White Sox||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||30-30||37-25|
|Last 10 record||6-4||6-4|
|Over / under record||51-57-10||43-69-6|
|Runs / game||4.26||4.53|
|Runs allowed / game||4.38||3.31|
The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox will play the 4th game of the series at the Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday. The Astros bounced back and took the win 3-2 in the third game of the series. Yordan Alvarez scored one run and drove in one during Framber Valdez's seven innings of quality pitching. This will be the last time these teams face off in the regular season.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox get here with a 61-57 record and have won 5 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
Lucas Giolito (9-6, 4.92 ERA) will be on the mound for the White Sox in the 3rd game of the series. Giolito earned the win over Detroit on Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven batters over seven innings. He is 2-4 with an ERA of 5.08 and 27 strikeouts in 6 appearances versus the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 76-43 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.
Luis Garcia (9-8, 4.03 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros in the 4th game of the series. Garcia gave up four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over six-plus innings to earn the win in a 7-5 victory over the Athletics on Friday. He has allowed 6 runs in 9.2 innings pitched against the White Sox in his career.
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.
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The Astros bounced back and beat the White Sox and will now try to tie this series. They'll send Luis Garcia to the mound who has been struggling lately allowing 3 or more runs in each of his last 4 starts. Lucas Giolito will start for the White Sox who has been up and down this season and got rocked by the Astros earlier this season allowing 8 runs in the game. We have the best team in the American League at a very cheap price in the money line, even if Garcia doesn't have a solid start the offense will respond enough to win this game. Take the Astros.
PICK: Astros ML (-128)
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