Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (17-24) at Chicago White Sox (24-16)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C McHugh (4-3) (5.58) vs. C Sale (8-0) (1.67)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -180 / Houston Astros +170 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, ROOT-Southwest
The Chicago White Sox look to end their series with the Houston Astros with a win.
The Houston Astros need to string some wins together and get themselves looking like the 2015 version. The Astros are hoping Wednesday’s 5-3 win at the White Sox is the start of something good with both the arms and bats contributing. Astros starter Doug Fister allowed two runs on nine hits over 6.1 frames to get the win and the bats did the rest. The Stros pounded out 13 hits and walked five times with Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro going deep with Castro scoring three times while Jose Altuve went 3-5 with a pair of RBI’s and a run. The Astros end the series at the White Sox with Collin McHugh on the bump Thursday. McHugh is coming off of a 6-5 loss at Boston with four runs plated on ten hits and three BB over six innings.
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The Chicago White Sox are still sitting atop the American League Central despite their recent struggles but they have to turn things around. The White Sox funk continued Wednesday with the team saddled with defeats in six of seven. CWS starter Mat Latos has been having problems lately and those problems continued with all five runs allowed on eleven hits and a trio of free passes through 5.1 innings. Chicago had opportunities at the plate on ten hits and a pair of walks with Jose Abreu driving in two runs. Chris Sale toes the rubber in the series finale versus visiting Houston Thursday. Sale improved to 8-0 with a 7-1 road win at the Yankees with a homer served up in a complete game effort.
The over is 17-5 in Houston’s last 22 road games and the Astros are 20-44 in their last 64 road games while going 20-41 in their last 61 Thursday games. Chicago are 2-6 in their last 8 Thursday games and are 7-3 in their last 10 home games while going 9-0 in Sale’s last 9 starts. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and Houston are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago. Not much to say but I’ll side with one of the best hurlers in the game…