Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros - 8/10/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (71-42) at Chicago White Sox (43-68)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
B Peacock (10-1) (3.20) vs. C Rodon (1-4) (4.65)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +175 / Houston Astros -220 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox face off in the series finale of their three game set from Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday.
The Houston Astros will be looking to avoid the sweep after dropping eight of their last eleven games, including a 7-1 loss on Wednesday. Derek Fisher’s solo homer would be the only run the ‘Stros scored in defeat, while Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman each put up a double, with Bregman going 2 for 4 at the dish in the loss. George Springer and Yuli Gurriel added base hits of their own as the Astros put up just six hits as a team in defeat. Collin McHugh gave up all seven runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out five, taking the loss to fall to 0-1 this season. Brad Peacock will start the finale and is 10-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. In his career, Peacock is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 5 strikeouts against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox will go for the unlikely sweep after taking care of business in game two on Wednesday. Tim Anderson led the way, going 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Leury Garcia went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs while Yolmer Sanchez pitcher in a pair of runs of his own. Nicky Delmonico went 3 for 4, Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel each added a double while Omar Narvaez added a base hit of his own in the win. Miguel Gonzalez threw a gem, giving up just the one run on five hits while striking out four over eight innings of work, getting the win to improve to 6-10 this season. Carlos Rodon will start game three and is 1-4 with a 4.66 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodon is 1-0 with a 1.47 ERA and 16 strikeouts against Houston.
Houston is 7-0 in Peacock’s last 7 starts and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 34-14-5 in their last 53 road games. Houston is 1-4 in Rodon’s last 5 starts and 3-11 in their last 14 home games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 against the AL West. Houston is 3-9 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
This is a harder game to call than I would’ve thought coming into this series. You’ve got Peacock, who simply can’t lose on the mound as of late, as he even gets the win when he allows seven runs in a game. On the other hand, the Astros have looked brutal during this rough patch, and Rodon has give up just three earned runs while striking out 20 over his last two starts covering 14.1 innings. This is a game I’d stay away from, but if I had to pick, this price tag is way too steep for a struggling Houston team, even with Peacock on the mound, so I’d take a shot with the White Sox and the plus money to pull off one of the most shocking series sweeps of the year.