Free MLB Pick: White Sox vs Astros Odds
Looking for Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros free plays? MLB betting sees the White Sox taking on the Astros on Friday, July 1st at Minute Maid Park. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
(39-39) Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros (25-52)
Date: Friday, July 1st, 2016
Time: 8:10PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds:
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total:
Live MLB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The White Sox take on the Astros at Minute Maid Park for this evening matchup in Texas.
The White Sox are .500 and seem to alternate from winning one than losing one as of late. It’s been that way their last 7 games at least.
The Astros are ripping teams apart right now, winning 10 of their last 11 games.
They have Thursday off which should mean they’ll be well rested for Fridays game.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox average 4.2 runs per game and are 18th in the MLB in this regard.
In general they are in the bottom 3rd of the MLB in most offensive statistical categories.
However, offensively, they have been scoring more as of late. The last 7 games they’ve scored 40 runs.
That is nearly 6 runs per game and one of those series was against the Jays who have a great starting rotation that doesn’t give up too many too often.
Gonzalez is pitching for the White Sox in this one and he has not been very good this season.
He has a 1-3 record and 5.17 era. His whip is 1.54.
He gave up 8 against the Jays in his last outing but just 1 against the Red Sox in his outing prior to that.
The outing prior to the Red Sox, he gave up 7 to the Tigers. The outing prior to the Tigers, he gave up just 1 against the Nationals.
He has a really good one then a really bad one but when you combine the whip and era with the record, you never feel great when he’s on the mound.
The Astros just keep climbing the standings at an alarming rate.
They are scoring like crazy with 48 runs over their last 6 games. They are also in the upper third of the MLB in home runs.
They are also 2nd in stolen bases and are 9th in OBP.
Their pitching has been pretty good this season, so when you combine the 7th best runs against the league at 4.2 per game with the hot offense, they start stringing together win streaks.
Fiers is on the mound and he has been one of their poorer starters. His record is still 5-3 but era is 4.41 and whip 1.35.
He’s been pretty good as of late though. In his last 5 outings, he’s given up 10 runs in total over 28.1 innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox have won 3 of their last 5 games
- White Sox have scored 22 runs in their last 4 games
- White Sox totals have been under 2 of their last 3 games
- Astros have won 10 of their last 11 games
- Astros have scored 48 runs over their last 6 games
- Astros totals have been under 3 of their last 4 games
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Both teams are hot offensively but the Astros are way hotter, so you have to give the edge to the Astros here.
Pitching edge goes to Houston as well since Fiers has been pitching better over his last 5 starts and Gonzalez is inconsistent.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros ML
I think Astros get to Gonzalez in this one since they’ve been so hot, the hitting could just be too much for him.
White Sox have been hitting well so they’ll get a few on Fiers who typically gives up around 2 over 5-6 innings lately.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 5-4
If you’re looking for more picks like this Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Check out our Updated MLB Betting Odds.