White Sox at Astros 5/23/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros
MLB: 8:10 PM EST
May. 23, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -200 O/U 9
The Chicago White Sox conclude a four-game series on the road Thursday at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros. Chicago lost to the Astros on Tuesday 5-1 for their third consecutive defeat. The White Sox were held hitless by Houston’s Justin Verlander until the seventh inning. Jose Abreu homered off Verlander in the seventh for Chicago’s only run.
Houston’s Verlander improved to 8-1 with a masterful performance. The right-hander allowed one hit and one run over eight innings while striking out 12 and walking just one. Yuri Gurriel blasted a solo home run, while Michael Brantley knocked in two with a double in the fifth and Carolos Correa brought home one run with a single.
Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with a .323 batting average and in hits with 54. Jose Abreu is the team leader in home runs with 11 and in RBIs with 39. Chicago is batting .249 while its opponents are averaging .263. On Thursday, the White Sox will send Lucas Giolito to the mound. The right-hander is 5-1 with an ERA of 3.35, 50 Ks and 18 BBs.
Josh Reddick leads the Astros with a .333 batting average, while Michael Brantley leads in hits with 61. George Springer leads in home runs with 17 and RBIs with 42. Houston has a .279 batting average while opponents are averaging .203. On Thursday, the Astros will send Corbin Martin to the mound. The right-hander is 1-0 with an ERA of 3.86, 9 Ks and 5 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chicago is 1-4 in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in each of the White Sox last 4
Houston is 23-7 in its last 30 at home
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Astros last 6
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 9
Take the UNDER in this American League showdown. The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the last 10 between the two played in Houston and 18 of the last 26 overall between the two. The UNDER cashed in each of the first two games of this series with Houston wins of 3-0 and 5-1. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win, but our best play is UNDER 4-2.