White Sox vs. Astros Prediction
The Houston Astros' dominant offense will face an inexperienced starting pitcher tonight as they host the Chicago White Sox. Will that lead to the over hitting?
Monday, May 20, 2019
Minute Maid Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -233 favorite to win on the moneyline. The White Sox are a +213 underdog, while the total sits at 9.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
White Sox fall at home
Chicago lost its series finale at home Sunday versus Toronto by a count of 5-2 to drop to 21-24 overall and 11-13 at home. Kelvin Herrera suffered the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with no strikeouts or walks over one inning of work. Jose Abreu helped pace the offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Tim Anderson ended the contest 3-for-4. Yoan Moncada was 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk and a run. Ryan Burr will be the opener tonight for the White Sox as he comes in with a 0-0 record, 4.32 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 9 2/3 innings.
Astros' 10-game win streak snapped
Houston lost for the first time in 11 games Sunday afternoon as it fell 4-3 at Boston to drop to 31-16 overall and 15-12 on the road. Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the loss. Alex Bregman went 0-for-1 with three walks and a run. Josh Reddick was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two walks. Framber Valdez suffered the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on three hits with one strikeout and no walks over 1 2/3 innings. Brad Peacock draws the start tonight for the Astros as he comes in with a 4-2 record, 4.01 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 41 strikeouts over 42 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 5-1 in the last six White Sox road games. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 Chicago games on Mondays.
The under is 4-0 in the last four Astros games overall. The under is 36-15-2 in the last 53 Houston games on Mondays.
I'm sure Houston will score some runs here, but can Chicago keep up against Peacock? Both teams are coming off weekend series' with no day off plus travel and the bats might be a bit tired. The Astros might be a little uncomfortable facing so many different pitchers, while Peacock has been pretty locked in lately. Going with the under in the series opener.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO WHITE SOX/ HOUSTON ASTROS UNDER 9.5