Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Chicago White Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +295 and Houston at -335. The White Sox have a 40-43-5 over/under record and a 46-42-0 run line mark. The Astros are 47-43-0 against the run line and have a 39-46-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 40-43-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 46-42-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 39-46-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 47-43-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/07/18 SS Tim Anderson Forearm is "?" Saturday vs Houston Astros
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 Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 30-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 6.93 and a WHIP of 1.62 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 89.2 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 319 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 765 base hits and 421 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 648. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 84 hits this season in 326 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 99. Jose Abreu is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 336 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The White Sox have 732 hits, including 142 doubles and 95 home runs. Chicago has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 844 times as a unit. They have left 570 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 352 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 59-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Dallas Keuchel has a 5-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.64 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 296 batters and walked 63 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 2.86. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 620 base knocks and 258 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 946 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.09.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .404. He has 119 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 353 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 151. George Springer is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 86 hits in 345 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Astros as a unit have 805 base hits, including 169 doubles and 115 homers. Houston has walked 325 times this year and they have struck out on 698 occasions. They have had 614 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 458 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +295
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