Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 6/20/2024

The Houston Astros (34-40) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (20-55) on Thursday, June 20th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on None. The Astros are coming off a win in their previous game, while the White Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Astros. First pitch is set for 1:10 CT.

Astros vs White Sox

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Houston picked up a 4-1 road win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this series. The Astros had a big 2nd inning, scoring three of their four runs. As for the White Sox, they scored their only run in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Astros were favored at -116 on the money line.

Both teams finished with 12 hits in the game, but the Astros were much more efficient with their opportunities, scoring four times compared to just one run for the White Sox. Houston also had just one more strikeout than the White Sox, with nine.

Hunter Brown started for the Astros and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued five walks. On the other side, Garrett Crochet got the start for the White Sox and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work.

Houston is 34-40 overall and trails the Mariners by nine games in the AL West. The Astros are 15-12 against other teams in the division. So far, they are 19-19 at home compared to 15-21 on the road.

The Astros have an overall series record of 11-11-1 this year, and they are 27-32 as the favorite. As for their record as the underdog, the Astros are 7-8. They have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games and are currently tied with the White Sox in their series.

When the Astros win, they do so by an average of four runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.3 runs per game. Overall, they are 32-42 against the run line this season, including a 15-21 mark on the road. They have been favored in 59 games and are 24-35 against the run line in those contests.

When the Astros are on the road, the over/under line for their games is set at 9 runs. Their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 26-45 overall. When the line is set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 9-6-2. So far this season, 58.1% of their games have had lower over/under lines than 9 runs, and their current under streak is at 3 games.

Spencer Arrighetti Gets The Start For The Astros

Houston is sending Spencer Arrighetti to the mound today as he faces the White Sox on the road. Arrighetti has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 3-6 with a 6.37 ERA. So far, he has only turned in one quality start and is averaging 10.57 strikeouts per nine innings. In his most recent outing, the right-hander took the loss, giving up seven earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had gone three straight starts without taking the loss. Opponents are batting .274 this season off Arrighetti.

Astros Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Astros are the top-hitting team in the league, batting .259. They also have the fewest strikeouts per game in the league at just six per contest. Overall, they are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. At home, they are averaging 4.8 runs per contest, which is 10th in the MLB.

Jose Altuve has been one of the Astros’ hottest hitters of late, going 13/36 in his last nine games with two homers and seven RBIs. For the season, he is batting .297 with 11 homers. Kyle Tucker has been the team’s top power threat, as his 19 homers are 4th best in the league. He is also batting .266.

With an overall record of 20-55, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 27 games for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19 this year. Chicago will be at home today, where they are 13-24 compared to 7-31 on the road.

The White Sox have dropped two straight series and are 4-17-2 in series play this year. As the underdog, Chicago is 17-55 this year, and they are a perfect 3-0 as the favorite. So far, they are 7-24 in day games and 13-31 in night games.

When the White Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.8 runs in those games. However, they lose by an average of 3.9 runs in their losses, which has contributed to their run line record of 33-42 this season. They have been an underdog in most of their games, and their run line record as an underdog is 30-42. They are 3-0 against the run line when favored.

Chicago White Sox games have averaged 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 35-37. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 3-8-1. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 9 runs, and the under has hit in their last two games.

Chris Flexen Gets The Start For The White Sox

Right-hander Chris Flexen gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Astros at home. So far this season, he has made 13 starts and is coming off a rough outing in which he gave up four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of work. Looking back over his last three outings, Flexen has finished with a no-decision in each one. He has allowed at least one homer in each of his last three starts. Flexen’s ERA for the season is 5.35, along with a record of 2-6. Opposing batters are hitting .257 off Flexen this season.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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The White Sox offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, as they are 30th in runs per game (3.1) and have the worst team batting average in the league at just .219. They are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS. The team’s home run total of 66 is 16th in the league, but they have not been able to turn those homers into runs.

Paul DeJong and Andrew Vaughn have been the team’s top power threats this season, with DeJong leading the team with 14 homers and Vaughn sitting 2nd with nine. DeJong is also 2nd on the team in RBIs, while Vaughn’s 33 RBIs is the best on the team. Vaughn has been hot of late, hitting .326 over his last 10 games, with three homers.

Astros vs White Sox Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-4 in favor of the Astros. With the payout for an Astros win being just -177, we recommend taking the over at 9 runs. This is paying out at -110, and we have the Astros and White Sox combining for 10 runs.

Looking at some of the player projections, Spencer Arrighetti is predicted to finish with five strikeouts. As for Chris Flexen, he is projected to finish with four K’s.

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