Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros MLB Picks 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Justin Verlander
Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros (31-16, 1st in AL West) play the Chicago White Sox (21-24, 3rd in AL Central) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox coming in at +325 and the Astros are at -370. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The White Sox have been an inconsistent pick for baseball bettors, having gone 21-24-0 SU. The Astros are covering 66.0% of the time, going 31-16-0 straight up. The Astros have been an excellent bet for baseball bettors as favorites, going 31-15-0 SU. Chicago has went 13-18-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 41.9% of the time.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a dicey Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 23-21-1.
The White Sox are covering 47.6% of the time on the road, having gone 10-11-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 80.0% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 16-4-0 SU.
The Astros have been a very good Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 20-25-2.
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)
04/28/19 LF Eloy Jimenez Ankle 10-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
05/19/19 RF George Springer Back is out Monday 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 21-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 218 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 183 batters and struck out 370. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 6th in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 54 hits this season in 161 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 136. Yoan Moncada is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 172 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The White Sox have 385 hits, including 69 doubles and 53 home runs. Chicago has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 424 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 199 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 31-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.38, Justin Verlander has a 7-1 record and a 0.79 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 312 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 441 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .506 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .389. He has 43 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .569 with an OPS+ of 155. Carlos Correa is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 49 hits in 166 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Astros as a unit have 446 base hits, including 88 doubles and 86 homers. Houston has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 333 men left on base and have an OPS of .859. They have scored 5.49 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +325
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