Astros vs. White Sox - 5/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (21-24) at Houston Astros (30-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
C Rodon (1-0) (4.03) vs. L McCullers (1-0) (2.53)
The Line: Houston Astros -128 / Chicago White Sox +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, ROOT-SW
The Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or more runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 49 hits and 29 RBI while Alexei Ramirez and Adam LaRoche have combined for 40 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won seven of their last 10 road games. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.03 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Astros have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 58 hits and 25 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 54 RBI. The Houston Astros have won seven of their last eight home games. Lance McCullers takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
The White Sox have been great on the road as of late, while the Astros have cooled off a bit. I like the value of Chicago on the road.