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(16-24) Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox (24-15)
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Collin McHugh, RHP vs. Chris Sale, LHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -180
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MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The White Sox have had no problems winning games when Chris Sale takes the mound.
He’ll be on the rubber in the series finale as the White Sox and Astros put the wraps on their 3 game series.
The Astros have made a few small steps toward getting their feet back after the slow start, but a lot of work has to be done still.
Houston grabbed an extra inning win in the series opener after blowing a lead in the 9th to improve to 16-24 on the season. They still sit in last place of the AL West, 7.0 games behind the front running Mariners.
The road has been one of the major problems for them. They are just 6-14 on the season while conceding 6 runs per road game.
One of those pitchers they have to get going is Thursday’s starter Colin McHugh. He was such a crucial part of this starting rotation last season, but has struggled this season. He does have a winning record at 4-3, but sits with an ERA of 5.58.
McHugh has won 3 of his last 4 starts though, with the other being a ND.
Chicago White Sox
Chicago on the other hand has flourished with their pitching.
The White Sox have allowed only 3.49 runs per game as they continue to be hot here in the beginning of the season. Chicago currently holds a 3.5 game lead on the Indians and a 4.0 game lead on the Royals in the AL Central.
The White Sox have done some damage at U.S. Cellular Field, going 10-6 while allowing just 3.19 runs per home game. That number is quite impressive given that U.S. Cellular is typically a hitters ballpark.
Winning games with Chris Sale on the mound have become a norm for Chicago. He is 8-0 on the season with an ERA of just 1.67. Sale has won all 8 starts this season and hasn’t allowed more than 3 runs in any of his outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 17-5 in HOU last 22 road games.
- HOU are 20-44 in their last 64 road games.
- HOU are 20-41 in their last 61 Thu. games.
- CHW are 2-6 in their last 8 Thu. games.
- CHW are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- CHW are 9-0 in Sales last 9 starts.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
- HOU are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
Free Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Chris Sale has just been downright filthy this season.
Given that and home field for Chicago here in the series finale, they get the major edge in this one.
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The juice is worth it here. Chris Sale is locked in and with McHugh’s struggles, look for a lopsided Chicago win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7- Houston 2
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