Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/20/14
Houston Astros (40-57) at Chicago White Sox (46-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Jarred Cosart (R) (9-6) (4.173) vs. John Danks (L) (8-6) (3.986)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -148 / Houston Astros +138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros face off on Sunday in Chicago as they close out their weekend series.
The Chicago White Sox are a work in progress and took Saturday’s game against the Astros to make it back-to-back wins. Adam Eaton and Tyler Flowers each had three hits and Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza each had two hits as the White Sox scored four runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Hector Noesi allowed six hits and three runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to get the win to go to 4-7 for the season and Zach Putnam earned his third save. For Sunday’s game the White Sox start John Danks who has won five of his last six decisions. For the season Danks has allowed 118 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 83 over 119.2 innings for an 8-6 record and a 3.99 ERA.
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The Astros battled back from behind on Saturday but in the end they still lost to the White Sox. Enrique Hernandez had three hits, Jose Altuve had two hits, and George Springer hit a home run as the Astros scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel allowed 12 hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out five over 5.0 innings o take the loss and fall to 9-6 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Astros start Jarred Cosart who has won five of his last six starts. For the season Cosart has allowed 1-5 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 67 over 105.2 innings for a 9-6 record and a 4.17 ERA.
Chicago is 8-2 as a home favorite, 2-4 against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 in Danks’ last four starts as a favorite. Houston is 9-4 against the AL Central, 15-36 after losing the first two games of a series, and 5-1 in Cosart’s last six starts.
The total in this one is set at 8.5 and I have this going well over that number and the OVER is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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