Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox Predictions, Preview, and Odds – 8-12-2019
On Monday night, The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox will do battle in this AL West vs AL Central division matchup. First pitch is set for 8:10 PM ET, with Zack Greinke on the mound for Houston and Dylan Cease going for Chicago.
Television-wise, the matchup will be broadcast on NSCH for Chicago and ATSW for Houston.
Astros Look To Continue Slugfest On The Road
The Houston Astros are stacked with talent and dominating the American League. They are first in the AL West, have a .653 win percentage, and are 8-2 in their last ten games. Houston has won four of their last five games, and in three of those games, they had double digits in runs. Over the weekend, they destroyed the Baltimore Orioles with an incredible 23-2 win. six players had 3 hits or more and Yordan Alvarez had the game of his life, with 3 hits, 4 runs, and 7 RBI’s.
Even though he is 35 years old, Zack Greinke is still one of the best pitchers in baseball. Houston broke the trade deadline, when they traded with the Arizona Diamondbacks to get him. The Astros are probably one of the favorites now to win the World Series because of how deep their hitters and starting rotation is. Anyway, Greinke had 3 straight quality starts until his first start happened with Houston, where he went 6 innings, and gave up 5 runs. He still got the win in that game because Houston scored 11 runs.
The big names are getting it done for the Astros and the face of the team in Jose Altuve, is getting it done. He has four straight games of driving in at least one run and he has a few multi-hit games. Houston just took two of three from the lowly Baltimore Orioles and everyone enjoyed padding their stats.
White Sox Continue Tough Homestand Against Astros
The Chicago White Sox come into this series pretty shutdown…literally. The Sox just lost two of tree to the Oakland Athletics and were shutout in two of the games. They were outscored 11-3 and it kind of took away their good vibes from a decent road trip. They are 6-4 in their last ten games and their game needs to wake up soon or they will easily be swept by the Astros.
Dylan Cease will try to cease the Astros bats. Most likely, he won’t be able to. In his six starts, he has given up a homerun in each outing, 3-5 runs, multiple walks, and he barely makes it to the fifth inning. He just ended a four game losing streak against the Detroit Tigers, but that isn’t saying much, considering how bad that team is.
When everyone is shutdown, there is nowhere to go but up. Jose Abreu had a few hits in the Oakland series and besides that, a lot of o for nothings. Chicago did have close games with the A’s score wise, but it doesn’t feel close when the chances aren’t even there. Get the leadoff guys on and good things can start to happen again.
- White Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 home games.
- White Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- White Sox are 1-4 in Ceases last 5 starts.
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
- Astros are 41-15 in their last 56 vs. American League Central.
- Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.