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Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
Date & Time Tuesday May 21, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -325 / Chicago White Sox +295 O/U 8.5
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The Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to continue their series.

In the Monday opener of this set, Houston peppered in the runs to ride a 3-0 shutout.

For Tuesday’s game, the Sox will be going with Dylan Covey in the start. Across his 16.1 innings and 0-2 mark this year, Covey has a 4.41 ERA with six Ks and 12 walks.

Chicago logged six hits in the Monday loss, and the only player on the team with more than one knock was Charles Tilson with two and a strikeout.

Over on the Houston side, they’re sending out Justin Verlander on Tuesday. In his 64.1 innings and 7-1 record this year, Verlander has a 2.38 ERA with 77 Ks and 16 BBs.

Houston’s big hitters on Monday didn’t have a whole lot to do with the outcome; Jake Marisnick and Tyler White put up solo homers, which was good enough.

The White Sox are 14-37 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 7-23 in Covey’s last 30 starts. Chicago is 2-17 in Covey’s last 19 road starts and 0-4 in his last four Tuesday starts.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 41-16 in their last 57 in game two of a series and 20-8 in their last 28 Tuesday games. Houston is 7-1 in Verlander’s last eight home starts and 40-17 in his last 57 starts.

Covey’s numbers this year have been a little sketchy at times, but he’s not doing too bad over his last three outings (seven earned in 15.0 innings combined). The guy still can’t pick up a win, though.

As for Verlander, we all know what he’s capable of, with seven quality starts in his last eight tries and a 6-1 record since April 13.

I’d like to try and find something to suggest a White Sox value pick here, but there doesn’t appear to be anything. It’s a very thick line but I’m going Astros.

Houston Astros -325

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