Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 5/23/19 – MLB Pick



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Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros 5/23/19 – MLB Pick

Houston Astros LogoThe Chicago White Sox are going to face a buzz saw team in the Houston Astros. The White Sox have already played 2 games in Houston heading into play on Wednesday and in those two games the White Sox offense seemingly went missing. The White Sox scored 1 run in the 2 games. With the Astros, though, the team has really looked great at home and have only dropped a single game at home on the entire season and do not look like they are going to look back from the 4 losses they have had on the season.



Chicago White Sox Preview

The White Sox are coming into the game with a 21-26 overall record, but area 10-13 on the road this year. The White Sox offense overall is hitting at a clip of .249 with 200 runs scored. The power hitting is weak with only 54 homers and 392 hits on the season. Jose Abreu is the leading run producer for the White Sox with 11 homers and 39 RBIs, but has trouble hitting at a .259 average. Tim Anderson is the leader when it comes to hitting for average with .323 on the season.

The pitching for the White Sox has been able to post a 5.04 ERA with 376 strikeouts. They have allowed the opponent to hit at a clip of .263 so far with 191 walks. Lucas Giolito is the pitcher heading to the mound for the White Sox. He has a 5-1 record and a 3.35 ERA so far. He has thrown 43 innings with 50 strikeouts on the year and has allowed 18 walks with 32 hits and only 3 homers.

Houston Astros Preview

The Astros are coming into this game with a 33-16 overall record, but when playing at home the Astros have an 18-4 record. The Astros offense has been able to hit at a clip of .279 on the season but has scored 266 runs. They have managed to get 462 runs and out of those 89 have been into the stands. George Springer is the power hitter for the Astros with 17 homers and 42 RBIs, but does decent hitting as well with a .313 average. The Astros have relied on Josh Reddick to lead the team in average with an average of .333.

When it comes to hitting the Astros have ended up getting a team ERA of 3.31 and have struck out 468 batters on the season. The Astros have allowed the opponent to hit only at a clip of .203 and allowed only 122 walks on the season. Corbin Martin is heading to the mound in this game for the Astros and he has not done a lot of pitching on the year. He has a 1-0 record with a 3.86 ERA. He has only thrown 9.1 innings and struck out 9 batters, but he has walked 5 batters. Martin has given up a total of 8 hits and allowed 2 homers on the season.

White Sox at Astros Line: Not released at the time of publication

My FREE MLB Pick: Houston Astros

Okay, the Astros are at home and at home, the Astros have only dropped 4 games. The unknown variable in this game will be the play of Corbin Martin who has now thrown a lot off the mound and that can help the White Sox out, but at the same time the lack of familiarity with his pitching style means the Astros can get a solid 3-4 innings before the White Sox adjust to his motions. I personally look for the Astros to take advantage of this and bring home a win in this game here over the White Sox who struggle offensively. I look for the final score to be Houston Astros win 6-2.

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