White Sox vs. Astros Saturday Prediction
The White Sox-Astros series continues on Saturday night when Lance Lynn opposes Framber Valdez in the pitching matchup. Will Chicago pull off the upset or is there a better play on the board?
925 Chicago White Sox (+110) at 926 Houston Astros (-130); o/u 8
7:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 19, 2021
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Chicago White Sox DFS Spin
Lance Lynn pitched six innings and surrendered three runs Monday against the Rays. Lynn's worst performance in six weeks was still a quality start, though it wasn't enough to stop him from falling to 7-2 on the season. He has a 1.51 ERA after 12 starts. Next up for him is a tough start against the Astros.
Houston Astros DFS Spin
Framber Valdez allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over seven innings in a 14-3 win over the Twins on Sunday. Valdez was impressive on Sunday, holding Minnesota to just two runs over seven innings. He threw just 56-of-97 pitches for strikes, walking three batters, but was able to limit the Twins offense by keeping the ball on the ground as he produced 13 groundouts to just three fly-outs. Valdez gave up a solo home run to Ryan Jeffers in the fifth inning and a second run would score in the sixth on a throwing error by Kyle Tucker. The 27-year-old right-hander has been excellent since his return from the injured list, posting a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 24 strikeouts over 25 1/3 innings. He's set for a matchup against the White Sox in Houston on Saturday.
White Sox vs. Astros Betting Prediction
The under is 22-10-1 in the last 32 meetings between these two teams and is 13-5 in their last 17 games in Houston. The under is also 5-2-1 in the White Sox’ last eight games as an underdog and is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The under is also 9-2 in the White Sox’ last 11 games during the third game of a series and has cashed in nine of their last 11 games versus a left-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WHITE SOX/ASTROS UNDER 8