Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox - 8/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago White Sox (60-56) vs Houston Astros (75-42)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Dylan Cease (12-5) (1.96) vs Justin Verlander (15-3) (1.85)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -105 / Houston Astros -115 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros will play the Chicago White Sox in Game 2 of their series at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night.

The Houston Astros are 75-42 this season and have won four of their last five games. Houston lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-2 on Monday night. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.03 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .213 opponent batting average this season. The Astros offense has scored 527 runs with a .243 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Yordan Alvarez is batting .296 with 31 home runs and 75 RBI’s for the Astros this season. The projected starter for Houston is Justin Verlander, who is 15-3 with a 1.85 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 136 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago White Sox are 60-56 this season and have won four games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Chicago won all three games in their series against Detroit. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 494 runs with a .259 batting average and a .313 on base percentage this year. Jose Abreu is batting .303 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Dylan Cease, who is 12-5 with a 1.96 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 128.2 innings pitched this season.

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Houston is 37-15 in their last 52 Tuesday games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The over is 6-1 in Houston’s last 7 Tuesday games. Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 game two’s of a series and 6-0 in their last 6 home games. The under is 20-8-2 in Chicago’s last 30 Tuesday games. Houston is 20-9 in these two teams last 29 head to head meetings.

Houston led Monday’s game for 7.5 innings before the White Sox put up four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to win. In this game, we are going to see a fantastic pitching matchup, with both pitchers below a 2.00 ERA. Verlander and Cease have been nearly untouchable this season and I have to roll with the under here. I am expecting a very low scoring game.

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