Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox: 8/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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

Game Info: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Michael Kopech (4-8) (3.18) vs Framber Valdez (11-4) (2.73)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +145 / Houston Astros -196 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will visit the Chicago White Sox in the third game of their series in the American League West versus American League Central from Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 0% chance of rain and 8.7 miles per hour winds.  

The Houston Astros are coming off of a 1 run loss against the Chicago White Sox in their last game. The series is at 2-0 in favor of the Chicago White Sox going into game 2. 

Justin Verlander got the start for the Houston Astros. He has a 1.95 ERA, with 138 strikes and a .88 whip. He went seven innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up three runs and eight hits in the loss. 

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Houston Astros left-hander, Framber Valdez will be the starter for this one. He has a 2.73 ERA with 128 strikes and a 1.13 whip.

The Chicago White Sox are coming off of a 1 run win against the Houston Astros in their last game. Yoán Moncada came through with the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help Chicago get the win. The series is at 2-0 in favor of the Chicago White Sox going into game 2. 

Dylan Cease got the start for the Chicago White Sox. He has a 2.09 ERA, with 178 strikes and a 1.17 whip. He lasted five innings, allowing three runs and six hits in the win.

Chicago White Sox right-hander, Michael Kopech will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.18 ERA with 96 strikes and a 1.18 whip.

The Astros are 23-6 in their last 29 vs. a team with a winning record and are 20-7 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series. The Astros are also 67-31 in their last 98 games on grass. The Astros should save face by grabbing at least one win in this one. Although the White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West, the White Sox are also 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West. I’ll back the Astros here against the sweep.

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