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Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros - 8/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -279 / Chicago White Sox +253 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
WGN, ATSW
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The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Houston Astros look for a win after losing two of their last three games. The Astros have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 141 hits and 72 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman have combined for 245 hits and 155 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 11-4 with a 2.99 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Miley is 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 129 hits and 84 RBI while Leury Garcia and Yoan Moncada have combined for 238 hits and 93 RBI. Ross Detwiler gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Detwiler is 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 9-1 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-1 in Miley's last 8 starts. The White Sox are 1-7 in their last 8 home games, 2-8 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 10-21 in their last 31 overall. The Astros are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 13-3 in White Sox last 16 home games. The under is 4-1 in Miley's last 5 starts overall.

Miley has allowed 29 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 42.2 innings, and he has a 3.79 ERA and .235 allowed batting average on the road. Detwiler has allowed 35 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 28.2 innings, and the White Sox haven't won a game with him on the mound since July 3. The Astros obviously have a pitching edge here and they haven't lost back-to-back games in a month. However, Detwiler has been better in his last two starts and this is simply a battle of nutrition after a doubleheader yesterday and a quick turnaround today. You can make a case for the big plus money based on the scheduling spot. I'll take a shot.

Pick:
Chicago White Sox +253

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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