Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Derek Holland
The Houston Astros head to U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -240 and Chicago at +213. The Astros have a 60-44-7 over/under mark and a 61-50-0 run line record. The White Sox are 55-54-0 against the run line and have a 53-52-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 60-44-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-50-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 53-52-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 55-54-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/05/17 C Evan Gattis Concussion 7-day DL (08/05)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
08/02/17 P Tony Sipp Calf 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
07/28/17 CF George Springer Quad 10-day DL (07/25)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/06/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 7-day DL (08/01)
07/26/17 DH Avisail Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (07/26)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 71-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 9-1 record with an earned run average of 2.15 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 74 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 474 hitters and walked 142 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 899 base hits and 464 earned runs. They have allowed 136 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 361 batters and struck out 1115. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .291, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .502 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Josh Reddick is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 105 hits this season in 339 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .499 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Altuve is hitting .364 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .570. The Astros have 1133 hits, including 248 doubles and 182 home runs. Houston has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 752 times as a unit. They have left 761 men on base and have a team OPS of .857. They score 5.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 41-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Derek Holland has a 5-11 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 112.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 124 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 382 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 948 base knocks and 497 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 836 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.08.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .258. He has 92 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 65. Jose Abreu is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 125 hits in 430 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .509. The White Sox as a unit have 942 base hits, including 165 doubles and 121 homers. Chicago has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out on 926 occasions. They have had 704 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 465 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -240
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