Astros at White Sox - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (15-24) at Chicago White Sox (24-14)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
D Fister (3-3) (4.22) vs. C Rodon (1-4) (4.99)
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Astors have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four straight games. The Houston Astros have an ERA of 4.67 and have lost five of their last six when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 52 hits, George Springer has 25 RBI and Carlos Correa has seven home runs. Dallas Keuchel gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 5.58 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 2-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The White Sox have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 3.17 and have lost five of their last seven when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 44 hits, Jose Abreu has 24 RBI and Todd Frazier has 12 home runs. Carlos Rodon takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.99 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Rodon is 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 19-44 in their last 63 road games and 0-5 in Keuchels last 5 starts. The White Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 games following an off day and 1-4 in Rodons last 5 starts. The Astros are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Astros continue to look nothing like the playoff team they were last season and their pitching staff is brutal. The White Sox are great when playing off a day off and are simply the team in better form. I'll take the White Sox at home.