Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
|Date & Time||Monday May 20, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Minute Maid Park
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Houston Astros -- Over/Under:
The Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros meet Monday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have won their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 54 hits and 24 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 96 hits and 67 RBI. Manny Banuelos gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 7.26 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Banuelos’ first career game against the Astros.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three gams and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros have won 16 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 58 hits and 32 RBI while George Springer and Carlos Correa have combined for 106 hits and 72 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.01 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. American League West, 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss, 38-16 in their last 54 during game 1 of a series and 9-3 in Peacock's last 12 starts. The White Sox are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 3-1-2 in Peacock's last 6 starts overall. The under is 9-3 in White Sox last 12 overall.
Peacock has allowed just six hits and one run in his last 12 innings while striking out 15 during that span. Peacock is also allowing just a .214 batting average this season and has given up one or less runs in six of his nine games overall. The Houston Astros have also lost back-to-back games just twice since April 23. The Chicago White Sox have been better than expected up to this point, but the Astros are in one of those stretches that they have found the last three years where you just back them until they cool off. Give me the home team.