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(16-24) Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox (24-15)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Mat Latos
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +101 / White Sox -111
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5 -200 / White Sox -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The White Sox have been one of the biggest surprises in the Majors so far, but they have lost 3 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games. However, they are still atop the AL Central 3.5 games up on the Cleveland Indians.
While the Sox have been one of the bigger surprises the defending AL West champion Astros have been one of the biggest disappointments. They are in the basement of the division 7 games back of the Seattle Mariners.
The Astros had lost 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4 before winning the first game of this series.
The White Sox have won 7 of their last 9 home games facing the Astros.
Yesterday the Astros beat the White Sox 6-5.
The reason the Astros are 8 games under .500 has been their pitching, which only rank 24th in the Majors in team ERA while their offense has been solid ranking tied for 12th in runs scored.
Doug Fister (3-3 4.22 ERA) gets the call for the Astros and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Astros have won his last 3 starts.
Fister is 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA in his last 5 starts.
Fister is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 4 career starts facing the White Sox in the Windy City.
The Astros are only 6-14 on the road this season.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have been balanced on the season ranking tied for 10th in runs scored and 4th in team ERA. Chicago has given up 13 runs in their last 2 games.
Mat Latos (5-0 3.40 ERA) goes for the White Sox and his last start was not a good one going 5 innings and giving up 5 earned runs in a 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers. The White Sox had won all of his starts this season before his last outing.
Latos got off to a great start this season with an ERA of only 0.74 in his first 4 starts, but in his last 3 starts he has a less than stellar ERA of 7.63.
Latos is a solid 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 7 career starts against Houston, but he has not faced them since the 2012 season.
The White Sox are 4-0 in Latos’ last 4 starts facing a team with a losing record.
This season the White Sox are 10-6 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 20-44 in their last 64 road games.
- Astros are 10-25 in their last 35 games following a win.
- Astros are 2-7 in their last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- White Sox have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The Astros have only won back-to-back games twice this season, but it will be 3 times after this game, as Latos will struggle again.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
The Astros will get to Latos in this game and take the Over in this AL match up.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 7 – Chicago 5
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