White Sox vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 4/1/23
Houston Astros (1-1) vs Chicago White Sox (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Jose Urquidy (0-0) (0.00) vs Lucas Giolito (0-0) (0.00)
Betting Odds: Houston Astros -125 / Chicago White Sox +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago White Sox will play the Houston Astros in Game 3 of their series on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
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The Chicago White Sox are 1-1 this season after they lost to Houston by a score of 6-3 on Friday. Chicago did win Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-2 on Thursday. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .190 opponent batting average this season. The White Sox have scored six runs with a .293 batting average and a .329 on base percentage. Yasmani Grandal has led the White Sox with a .250 batting average, one home run, and one RBI this year. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Lucas Giolito, who was 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP last year.
The Houston Astros are 1-1 this season after they got their first win of the season on Friday night. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.00 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .293 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored eight runs with a .190 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this season. Yordan Alvarez is batting .333 with one home run and four RBI’s for the Astros this year. The projected starting pitcher for Houston is Jose Urquidy, who was 13-8 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP last season.
Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the AL West and 4-2 in their last 6 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Chicago’s last 6 Saturday games. Houston is 6-0 in their last 6 Saturday games and 45-17 in their last 62 home games. The under is 5-2-1 in Houston’s last 8 home games. Chicago is 10-23 in these two teams last 33 head to head meetings.
Houston was able to bounce back with a win in Game 2 of this series after they dropped their home opener on Thursday. Houston fell behind 3-0 in that game, but was able to score six unanswered runs for the win. Giolito had a very rough season last year, while Urquidy had much better numbers. I am going to side with Houston at home in this matchup.