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Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Game 2 - 8/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Tuesday August 13, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago White Sox +255 / Houston Astros -285 O/U: 9
TV Channel
NSC+, ATSW
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The Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox will meet up on the MLB circuit Tuesday to continue their series in game two of a doubleheader.

We had a rainout in the Monday opener, so that game will be made up at 3:40 PM, and game two will start afterward; no earlier than the original 7:10 PM start time of the original Tuesday game.

For the Tuesday game two, the Astros will be sending out Gerrit Cole in the start. Over his 156.2 innings and 14-5 mark so far, Cole has a 2.87 ERA with 226 Ks and 39 BBs.
Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Ivan Nova on Tuesday in the nightcap. Across 138.2 innings and a 7-9 record this season, Nova has a 4.80 ERA with 86 Ks and 37 BBs.

The Astros are 24-8 in their last 32 Tuesday games and 55-25 in their last 80 in game two of a series. Houston is 6-2 in Cole’s last eight road starts and 43-16 in his last 59 starts.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 15-39 in their last 54 Tuesday games and 4-0 in Nova’s last four starts. Chicago is 2-6 in Nova’s last eight starts with five days’ rest and 4-1 in his last five home starts.

Cole is riding a nice run of five straight quality starts. Over that time, he’s given up six earned in a total of 34.0 innings and has won every game. As a matter of fact, Cole has won eight of his last nine outings—the other was a no-decision.

Nova’s doing pretty well lately also; he’s got three quality starts in his last four tries and three wins in his last four as well. I expect Nova to hang in there for a while here, but the Astros are just a better team and shouldn’t have too many issues.

Pick:
Houston Astros -285

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