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2018 MLB Season
(30-57) Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros (58-31)
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: James Shields vs. Charlie Morton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -295 | White Sox +263
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Shields was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start, but got the no-decision as Chicago would go on to lose to the Cincinnati Reds 3-5. He was able to go 6.2 innings giving up four hits and one earned runs that came off of a solo home run, while he struck out three and walked four.
In 19 appearances this season, Shields owns a bleak strikeout (6.02 K/9) to walk (3.56 BB/9) rate and has had trouble stranding baserunners (68.4% LOB%), but he has done fairly well limiting the long balls (1.03 HR/9). He currently owns a moderate 4.12 ERA, but once his .243 BABIP regresses, we should see his ERA fall towards his 4.52 FIP.
Chicago continues to play losing baseball as they could only win two of their last seven contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .275/.309/.504 to go along with 33 extra-base hits and 39 RBI.
Morton was yet again masterful in his last outing at he put in a quality start, but unfortunately was tagged with his second loss of the season in a 2-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He was able to go 6.2 innings giving up six hits and two earned runs while he struck out 11 and walked two.
In 17 starts, Morton owns a solid strikeout (11.70 K/9) to walk (3.61 BB/9) rate, while he has handled himself alright against the long ball (0.97 HR/9) and stranding baserunners (84.7% LOB%). The end-result is a solid 2.55 ERA and a higher, but still so 3.40 FIP.
Houston has played mediocre baseball in the past week as they only won three of their six contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .200/.293/.374 to go along with 16 extra-base hits and 20 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in CHW last 9 road games.
- Over is 12-4 in CHW last 16 overall.
- Over is 12-4 in CHW last 16 on grass.
- HOU are 37-15 in their last 52 games on grass.
- HOU are 37-16 in their last 53 overall.
- HOU are 45-20 in their last 65 home games.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: Houston takes down Chicago at home
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Morton has been on fire in his last three outings as he’s only given up a total of two earned runs in 19.2 innings of work while he owns an elite 28:8 K:BB ratio. Shields has been solid himself in his last couple of starts, so I expect him to hold his own against Houston’s slumping lineup. I don’t even want to touch the money line for this one, but I guessing that it will be low scoring.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 4 – White Sox 2
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