White Sox vs. Astros Sunday Night Baseball Prediction
The OddsJam Perfect Line has the Houston Astros winning tonight’s game in Houston vs. the Chicago White Sox with 57.97% confidence.
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White Sox vs. Huston Astros Betting Preview
The final game of a three game series will be aired on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball”. These two teams have taken turns crushing each other. Is it time for a competitive game?
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox (31-32) are still missing some important pieces of their lineup (Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, and Eloy Jimenez). They’ve won four of their last five games including an impressive win last night with Justin Verlander on the mound for Houston. This time is an interesting one.
They rank 4th in hits per game, yet only 21st in runs per game. Driving runners in has been a serious long term issue for Chicago and they can’t seem to figure it out. They opened the season as AL Central favorites and as of today, find themselves in third place.
The Astros (40-25) are right back where nobody wants them to be – first place. Their pitching staff remains elite, ranking 3rd in ERA, 4th in WHIP and 3rd in lowest opponent batting average against. They have been great at reducing runs and getting out of tight situations.
When it comes to scoring in the first inning, these two teams rank neck and neck in the league at 21st and 22nd in first inning runs. Two studs take the mound tonight with Michael Kopech (1.92 ERA) and Cristian Javier (3.20 ERA) getting the starts.
Kopech has only allowed a first inning run twice this season. Javier has only allowed a first inning run twice as well. These two are very efficient in their first time through a batting order.
The White Sox score the 8th least runs on the road, while the Astros score the 2nd least runs at home. Love the trends and data behind this play and I expect a competitive ball game for the first time this series. Nothing better than Sunday Night Baseball! Lock this play in, sit back, and enjoy the game.