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White Sox vs. Astros - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (34-23) at Chicago White Sox (25-29)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)

L McCullers (2-0) (1.88) vs. C Sale (5-2) (3.27)

The Line: Chicago White Sox -172 / Houston Astros +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-SW, CSN-CHI

The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Houston Astros look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Astros have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 69 hits and 27 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 68 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost four straight road games. Lance McCullers gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ second career game against the White Sox.

White Sox vs. Astros - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 55 hits and 33 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Adam LaRoche have combined for 46 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last eight home games. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Sale is 2-1 with a 0.38 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 18-7 in their last 25 games as an underdog. The White Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Sales last 6 starts. The Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago. 

I'm not sure how anyone can eat this much chalk with a White Sox team that's been brutal at home. Sure, Sale has been great all season long, but the Astros have shown they're capable of as well, and are worth a shot in the dark with these odds.

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Houston Astros +162

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