Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 7/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 6, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Lance McCullers
The Chicago White Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Friday, July 6, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +268 and Houston at -300. The White Sox have a 39-42-5 over/under record and a 45-41-0 run line mark. The Astros are 46-42-0 against the run line and have a 38-45-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 39-42-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 45-41-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 38-45-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 46-42-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 30-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 314 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 744 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 362 batters and struck out 635. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .302. He has 82 hits this season in 319 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 98. Jose Abreu is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 328 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The White Sox have 721 hits, including 141 doubles and 91 home runs. Chicago has walked 221 times so far this season and they have struck out 820 times as a unit. They have left 566 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 345 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 57-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Lance McCullers has a 9-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 101.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 294 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.85. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 609 base knocks and 251 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 232 hitters and struck out 922 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.06.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .396. He has 115 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 146. George Springer is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 84 hits in 335 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Astros as a unit have 784 base hits, including 166 doubles and 113 homers. Houston has walked 310 times this year and they have struck out on 685 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 443 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +268
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