Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+160) Houston (-190)
The Chicago White Sox (30-31) are en route to Minute Maid Park on Friday where they will take on the Houston Astros (39-24). The line on this contest has Chicago at +160 while Houston is at -190. The betting total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lucas Giolito and Framber Valdez.
The White Sox have hit 101 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 54 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging % of .379 and have been rung up 466 times, while drawing a walk on 150 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. They have accumulated 239 runs batted in in addition to 530 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is .251. They have accumulated 254 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308.
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White Sox pitchers have allowed 63 home runs and also 289 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 239 opposing players and their FIP is 3.91 as a unit for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. The White Sox have an earned run average of 4.02 for the season (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 577 hitters.
The White Sox have dispatched 234 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 93 base runners for the year and 34.4% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 20 saves this season and have not converted 12 of 32 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 53 holds so far this year (1st in baseball). White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 68 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have transformed 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,941 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 1,647 putouts for the season, as well as 504 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them sitting 26th in the majors, and they have turned 46 double plays.
Giolito has thrown 721 frames and has racked up 766 strikeouts thus far in his career. Giolito (46-40 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.32 and he has gone up against 2,996 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.17 (334 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.212. He has conceded 601 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 273 free passes.
The Houston Astros have accounted for an OBP of .315 and a batting average of .237 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 465 occasions (28th in the league) and have earned a total of 496 hits. Houston has compiled 80 home runs for the year to go along with 257 runs batted in. The Astros hold a slugging % of .409 and they earn 4.19 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have tallied 105 doubles, while walking 221 times as well as racking up 264 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have relinquished 215 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.03 (187 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 54 home runs and they surrender 3.49 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.131 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.64 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.94 (524 strikeouts vs 178 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 450.
Sitting with 58 save situations, the Astros have compiled 37 holds and also 4 blown saves. Houston has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 21 save chances and they have walked away with 17 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 45 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.5% out of 68 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 1st in MLB with a save rate of 81.0%, and they have dispatched 193 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Houston Astros have turned 47 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Astros have accrued 496 assists, 31 errors and have notched a total of 1,666 putouts during this campaign. In their 4,998 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.2% (2nd in baseball).
Valdez (30-20 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.53 ERA while allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.14 and he has gone up against 1,650 hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed 152 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.278 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Valdez has given up 326 base hits while totaling 364 strikeouts in 388 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (-190) and under 8 runs
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