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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction 6-19-24 Picks

Houston Astros (33-40) vs. Chicago White Sox (20-54)
June 19, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox +105 / Houston Astros -115; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Guaranteed Rate Field. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 33-40 on the year after losses to the Giants and Tigers. The Houston Astros have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 87 hits and 29 RBI, while Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena have combined for 156 hits and 63 RBI.

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The Chicago White Sox are 20-54 on the year after losses to the Mariners and Diamondbacks. The Chicago White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Andrew Vaughn leads the Chicago White Sox with 61 hits and 33 RBI, while Paul DeJong and Gavin Sheets have combined for 102 hits and 57 RBI.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Pitching Matchup

Hunter Brown gets the ball for the Houston Astros, and he is 3-5 with a 5.00 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Brown has allowed 12 hits and 3 runs in his last 19 innings. Brown has a 6.93 ERA and .318 allowed batting average in 24.2 road innings. This will be Brown’s second career game against the Chicago White Sox.

Garrett Crochet gets the ball for the Chicago White Sox, and he is 6-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Crochet has allowed 10 hits and 3 earned runs in his last 19 innings. Crochet has a 2.36 ERA and .172 allowed batting average in 45.2 home innings. This will be Crochet’s second career game against the Houston Astros.

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last six night games against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Astros have won seven of their last eight games following a loss.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 games as home underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games following a loss.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Wednesday games against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Luis Robert has hit a home run in four of the White Sox’s last five games against the Astros.
  • Andrew Vaughn has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances with the White Sox as home underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • Eloy Jimenez has recorded a Single in each of his last six appearances with the White Sox as underdogs.
  • Eloy Jimenez has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Stassi has scored a run in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against the Astros.
  • Garrett Crochet ranks 2nd in the league for total Strikeouts (116) this season.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a losing record.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven appearances with the Astros as favorites against the White Sox.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in each of the Astros’ last eight Wednesday night games.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one hit in each of the Astros’ last 11 night games.
  • Kyle Tucker has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances at Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • Kyle Tucker has hit a home run in each of his last two road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Kyle Tucker has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (231).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for hits this season (532).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for batting average this season (.258).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (491).

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction

For once, the Chicago White Sox are worth a look because of how great Garrett Crochet has been this season and the fact he’s missing bats at an insane rate. The problem is, the White Sox are still the White Sox regardless of who is on the mound. The White Sox are the worst team in baseball and the worst team for bettors. No team has lost bettors more money this season than the White Sox. Hunter Brown has been a mess. Still, we’re laying a cheap price to fade the White Sox. I’ll take it.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Houston Astros -115

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