Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros MLB Parlay 5/23/2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Corbin Martin
Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (21-26, 3rd in AL Central) go to Minute Maid Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (33-16, 1st in AL West). The White Sox open this matchup at +185 while the Astros are priced at -200. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The White Sox have been an awful pick for baseball bettors, having gone 21-26-0 SU. Houston covers 67.3% of the time, going 33-16-0 straight up. The Astros have been strong for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 33-15-0 SU. Chicago has gone 13-20-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 39.4% of the time.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a good Under bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 23-23-1.
The White Sox are covering 43.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 10-13-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 81.8% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 18-4-0 SU.
The Astros have been an awful Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 20-27-2.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/17/19 P Manny Banuelos Shoulder 10-day IL (05/15)
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 60-day IL (04/27)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/21/19 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day IL (05/21)
05/21/19 RF George Springer Back is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago White Sox
05/11/19 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring 10-day IL (05/11)
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 21-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 158 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 408 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 376. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 5.03.
As a team Chicago is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 54 hits this season in 167 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 128. Yoan Moncada is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The White Sox have 392 hits, including 70 doubles and 54 home runs. Chicago has walked 126 times so far this season and they have struck out 451 times as a unit. They have left 319 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 200 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 33-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Corbin Martin has a 1-0 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 319 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 468 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .505 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .388. He has 44 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 152. Carlos Correa is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 50 hits in 171 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Astros as a unit have 462 base hits, including 91 doubles and 89 homers. Houston has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 346 occasions. They have had 345 men left on base and have an OPS of .858. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 266 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros -200
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