Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 10, 2015
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 34-26 Houston Astros are set to take on the 27-30 Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois tonight June 10, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM
Moneylines: Astros +105 / White Sox -125
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Houston: Vincent Velasquez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Chicago: Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.28 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3 game series yesterday the White Sox beat the Astros 4-2.
The Astros go into Chicago for the 3rd game of a 3 game series. The 0-0 Vincent Velasquez goes for the Astros and the 2-6 Jose Quintana goes for the White Sox. The White Sox open at -125 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The White Sox have won the first 2 games of this series and they look for a sweep in this series with a win tonight. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are tied with the Cleveland Indians in the basement of the AL Central 6.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals. They have struggled at the plate and on the mound this season ranking 28th in runs scored and 25th in team ERA. The Astros are reeling, as they have lost 6 straight games and in all, but one of those games they have failed to score over 2 runs. They still lead the AL West, but with their skid they now only lead the L.A. Angels by 2 games. While their offense has been struggling as of late they still rank 10th in the Majors in runs scored and their pitching has been solid on the season ranking 7th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 4games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under every time.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Astros.
The White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 home games against the Astros.
This season the White Sox are 15-12 at home and the Astros are 15-13 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Houston Astros: 34-26 SU / O/U 26-32 / Run Line W/L 32-25
Chicago White Sox: 27-30 SU / O/U 23-33 / Run Line W/L 22-35
• HOU is 0-6 in their last 6 road games.
• HOU is 0-6 in their last 6 overall.
• HOU has an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 games.
• CHI is 9-4 in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
• CHI is 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win.
• CHI has an Under record of 10-3 in their last 13 home games.
[SS] 04/28/2015 – Jed Lowrie 60-day DL (4/28) ( Thumb )
[P] 04/17/2015 – Brad Peacock 15-day DL (4/14) ( Side )
[P] 05/19/2015 – Samuel Deduno 15-day DL (5/14) ( Back )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Scott Feldman 15-day DL (5/27) ( Knee )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Nate Jones 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/09/2015 – Dan Jennings 15-day DL (6/5) ( Neck )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Matt Albers 15-day DL (4/20) ( Finger )
Free MLB Pick
Besides losing 6 straight one of the main reasons they are the underdog facing a sub-.500 White Sox team is that they are starting Vincent Velasquez, who is making his first start of the season after recently being recalled from the minors. The White Sox had lost 3 straight games with Jose Quintana getting g the start before his last outing when he went 7 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. In the previous 3 games with Quintana on the hill the White Sox offense inly scored 2 runs and in his last 10 starts he has given up more than 2 earned runs only 3 times. While the White Sox have only won 2 of their last 7 games with him on the mound they have won 4 of their last 5 with him facing the Astros.
The Astros are struggling to score runs and I think Quintana will have a good outing tonight. The White Sox will win this game, sweep the series, and send Houston to their 7th straight loss.