Astros vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Chicago White Sox (13-27) vs Houston Astros (20-18)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:15 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Dylan Cease (2-2) (5.58) vs Brandon Bielak (0-1) (4.15)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -147 / Houston Astros +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox will host the Houston Astros for game two of their weekend series this Saturday from Guaranteed Rate Field on FOX. Houston took game one after scoring in three straight innings, 5-1. 

Astros Betting Preview

Houston enters at 20-18 after defeating Chicago. The Astros have now won three straight contests, and they’ll look to carry that momentum into a manageable stretch next week. The Houston offense is scoring 4.66 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .306 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.36 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. Yordan Alvarez has homered in back-to-back wins, and he leads Houston in HR (.282) and RBI (35). Mauricio Dubon produced an RBI double in last night’s win, and he’s first on the team in BA (.293) and hits (39). Kyle Tucker also recorded a run in the win over Chicago, and he’s second on the team with 25 RBI.

Brandon Bielak (0-0, 4.15 ERA, 6 Ks) will begin the game for Houston. The fourth-year pitcher was solid in his season debut, but he had a rough time in Seattle on Sunday. Bielak gave up ten hits, and it should be interesting to see how he responds in the Southside. 

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White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago enters at 13-27 after losing to Houston. The White Sox have dropped five of seven dating back to last Saturday, and they’ll attempt to take game two with their ace on the hill. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .238, with a .306 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. Andrew Vaughn has a hit in five of the last six games, and he leads the Sox in RBI (29). Luis Robert Jr. supplied the lone run last night, and he’s first on the team in homers (9) and runs scored (25). 

Dylan Cease (2-2, 5.58 ERA, 49 Ks) will get the ball for Chicago. The fifth-year ace has cooled off after a hot start, and he gave up a season-high seven runs in Kansas City on Monday to lose his second decision of the season. Cease performed admirably in Houston on Opening Day with ten strikeouts in 6.1 innings, but its unlikely he replicates that performance here. 

Houston vs Chicago Trends

Houston is 19-19 against the spread this season, with a 19-18-1 O/U record. Chicago is 18-22 ATS this year, with a 21-16-3 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

It will be very conflicting approaching Chicago here with Dylan Cease set to go against a first-year pitcher at home. It’s gotten to that point for the White Sox, and even with such an advantage on the mound, it’s hard to trust them against the defending champs right now. I’d love to see a surge from the Sox at some point, but this spot puts the Astros in a profitable position, and they’re worth the nod here.

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Corey’s Pick Astros +1.5

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