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MLB Prop Bets: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 20:10:00 EDT

The Houston Astros (75-43) face the Chicago White Sox (61-56) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday at 8:10pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Framber Valdez is the probable pitcher for the Astros, while Michael Kopech is the probable pitcher for the White Sox. The Astros are favored to win at -145, while the White Sox are at +125. The total runs line is set at 8.0, with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -110.

  • The Astros (+110) have a 61-57 Run Line record this season, while the White Sox (-130) hold a record of 54-63.
  • The Astros have a 45-70-3 O/U record this season (meaning 45 games have gone over the total runs line, 70 have gone under and three have resulted in a push). The White Sox have a 52-58-7 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Astros are averaging 4.5 runs per game this season (12th in the league). Comparatively, the White Sox are averaging 4.3 (19th).
  • In the field, the Astros are allowing only 3.3 runs per game this season (2nd in the league), while the White Sox are allowing an average of 4.4 runs (18th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Astros are at .244 (ranking 15th in the Major leagues), while the White Sox are batting .260 (4th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Astros are one of the best in the Major Leagues, hitting 160 to rank 3rd. Alternatively, the White Sox are at the opposite end of the home run standings, hitting just 101 (25th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Astros have recorded 515 RBIs to rank 8th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the White Sox have recorded 474 RBIs to rank 17th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.86 this season (14th in the Majors), while The Astros have an ERA of 3.04 (2nd).

Strikeouts

  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Astros have recorded 1049 this season, ranking 7th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the White Sox rank 6th for total strikeouts, recording 1056.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .244 against the White Sox this season (16th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Astros’ opponents are at .214 (1st).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Astros 36-21-61 22-9-26 14-12-35 33-17-52 3-4-9 0-0-0 3-2-5
  • White Sox 22-33-62 12-19-28 10-14-34 16-18-40 6-15-22 0-0-0 1-1-8

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Astros 58-32-28 32-14-11 26-18-17 52-27-23 6-5-5 0-0-0 6-3-1
  • White Sox 38-54-25 21-27-11 17-27-14 27-29-18 11-25-7 0-0-0 2-7-1

NRFI/YRFI

  • The NRFI is 59-59 in Astros games this season. The White Sox have a 58-59 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The White Sox recorded a 4-3 victory over the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field yesterday. Despite being on the wrong side of that result, Jose Altuve did what he could, hitting a home run.


Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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