Astros vs White Sox Odds, LInes & Spread (Aug 18)

Astros vs White Sox Odds, LInes & Spread (Aug 18)

Aug 17, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates in the dugout after he scores against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros are -130 road favorites over the White Sox on Thursday
Luis Garcia (9-8, 4.03) will pitch for Houston against Lucas Giolito (9-6, 4.92)
A look at the Astros vs White Sox odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction

The Houston Astros will try to salvage a split of a four-game series when they play the host Chicago White Sox at 2:10 p.m. ET Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Astros (76-42., 37-24 road) edged the White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in the last seven games. The White Sox (61-57, 31-30 home) had their five-game winning streak end.

The Astros lead the American League West by 10 games over the Seattle Mariners. The White Sox are in third place in the AL Central, two games behind the division-leading Cleveland Guardians.

Astros vs White Sox Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Houston Astros
-130
-1.5 (+125)
Over 8.5 (+100)
Chicago White Sox
+110
+1.5 (-145)
Under 8.5 (-120)

Odds as of August 17th at Caesars Sportsbook.

The Astros are -130 favorites, giving them a 56.52% implied win probability. Houston has +425 World Series odds, and the White Sox are listed +4000.

 

Houston vs Chicago Probable Pitchers

Luis Garcia (9-8, 4.03) is scheduled to start for the Astros against Lucas Giolito (9-6, 4.92). Garcia, who has +25000 AL Cy Young Award odds, will be pitching on five days of rest and Giolito on four.

The weather forecast for mostly sunny and a high of 78 degrees. The wind will be from the east at 5 mph with occasional gusts up to 10 mph.

Garcia vs Giolito

9-8
Record
9-6
4.03
ERA
4.92
3.44
xERA
4.22
1.13
WHIP
1.49
3.51
SO/W
2.95

Garcia ended his three-game losing streak last Friday by beating the Oakland Athletics in Houston. He worked six innings, giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

In three starts in August, Garcia is 1-2 with a 5.21 ERA.

His unique delivery can confound the umpires.

The umpires call a bases loaded balk on Luis Garcia’s unique motion and he doesn’t agree with it pic.twitter.com/chfGuWJMh1

— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) August 13, 2022

Garcia has no decisions in two career starts against the White Sox with a 5.59 ERA. His lone appearance at Guaranteed Rate Field was ugly as he gave up five runs in 2.2 innings of a no-decision in an American League Division Series game last year.

Garcia is just 2-5 on the road in 10 starts this season despite a 3.07 ERA. He has a 3-2 record and 3.29 ERA in seven starts during the day. The Astros are 13-8 when Garcia toes the slab.

Giolito has won all three August starts and has a 3.71 ERA for the month. Last Saturday against the Detroit Tigers at home, Giolito allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings with striking out seven and walking one.

Giolito is 2-4 in his career against the Astros in seven starts with a 5.40 ERA.

He was quite the hitter as a kid.

A walk-off grand slam sparked Lucas Giolito’s love for the game.#ChangeTheGame x @nikediamond pic.twitter.com/Ior2mwtIt2

— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 15, 2022

In nine home starts this season, Giolito has gone 4-4 with a 5.86 ERA. He is 3-1 with a 4.28 ERA in eight daytime starts. The White Sox are 9-12 in Giolito’s starts.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Astros Batters
Batting Average vs Lucas Giolito
Alex Bregman
.267
Yuli Gurriel
.263
Trey Mancini
.222
Jose Altuve
.214
Kyle Tucker
.182
Christian Vazquez
.143
Yordan Alvarez
.143
Martin Maldonado
.091
Chas McCormick
.000
Home Batters
Batting Average vs Starting Pitcher
Eloy Jimenez
.500
Gavin Sheets
.500
Yoan Moncada
.400
Yasmani Grandal
.333
Andrew Vaughn
.333
Jose Abreu
.200
Luis Robert
.000

The Astros’ Martin Maldonado is only 1 for 11 (.091) against Giolito.

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Astros vs White Sox Betting

Yordan Alvarez scored a run and drove in a run Wednesday night when the Astros edged the White Sox. Houston also played good defense.

Smooth. pic.twitter.com/k9s2mUsUNd

— Houston Astros (@astros) August 18, 2022

The Astros placed infielder/outfielder Aledmys Diaz on the injured list before the game with a strained left groin. Infielder J.J. Matijevic was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land.

Jose Abreu had two hits for the White Sox and was the only player on either side with multiple hits.

Leury Garcia, who has been filling in at shortstop for the White Sox with Tim Anderson out, was placed on the injured list prior to the game with a lower-back strain. Infielder Romy Gonzalez was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte, but rookie Lenyn Sosa is likely to get most of the playing time at shortstop.

White Sox center fielder Luis Robert is expected to be out of the starting lineup for a sixth straight game Thursday after he had an injection in his sprained left wrist Wednesday. Robert did pinch run in Wednesday’s loss.

Luis Robert getting hurt is going to get people saying that he is soft or made of glass but it was the result of a dirty play that should not be allowed.

Disgusting.

pic.twitter.com/Hms57akT99

— Vinnie Parise (@VinnieParise) August 13, 2022

The Astros have won three of five meetings with the White Sox this year and are 22-9 against them since 2018.

Astros vs White Sox Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
8/17/22
White Sox
Astros
HOU, 3-2
8/16/22
White Sox
Astros
CWS, 4-3
8/15/22
White Sox
Astros
CWS, 4-2
6/19/22
Astros
White Sox
HOU, 4-3
6/18/22
Astros
White Sox
CWS, 7-0
6/17/22
Astros
White Sox
HOU, 10-1
10/10/21
White Sox
Astros
CWS, 12-6
10/8/21
Astros
White Sox
HOU, 9-4
10/7/21
Astros
White Sox
HOU, 6-1

Astros vs White Sox Prediction

The talented Giolito seems to finally be getting his season on track in the middle of the pennant race and we’ll go with him to win again as a small underdog.

Pick: White Sox ML ( +110)

 

 

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