Astros vs. White Sox Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/17/2022

by | Jun 16, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (30-31) and Yoan Moncada, coming off a five-hit game, are underdogs (+160) on the moneyline and will look to upset the Houston Astros (39-24) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. Houston’s Framber Valdez and Chicago’s Lucas Giolito have been named the starters for this contest.

Astros vs. White Sox Spread and Betting Line

Astros vs White Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -190 +160 8 -105 -115 -1.5 +110 -130

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. White Sox

Our computer pick: Chicago White Sox (+160) and Over (8)

Astros vs. White Sox Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Framber Valdez
  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Lucas Giolito
  • Game Day: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Pitching Matchup

Valdez Giolito
12 GS 10
6-3 W-L 4-2
2.64 ERA 3.88
75.0 IP 53.1
28 BB 22
61 SO 70

Astros Starter Framber Valdez

  • Valdez (6-3) gets the starting nod for the Astros in his 13th start of the season. He has a 2.64 ERA in 75 innings pitched, with 61 strikeouts.
  • The lefty’s last time out came on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • In 12 games this season, the 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.64, with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .210 against him.
  • Valdez is trying to extend a ninth-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • Valdez will aim to go five or more innings for his 10th straight start. He’s averaging 6.1 frames per outing.
  • The opposing White Sox offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.378) and is 23rd in MLB play with 54 home runs. It has a collective .250 batting average, and is 10th in MLB with 529 total hits and 25th in MLB action scoring 254 runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old’s 2.64 ERA ranks 16th, 1.133 WHIP ranks 31st, and 7.3 K/9 ranks 45th.

White Sox Starter Lucas Giolito

  • The White Sox will send Giolito (4-2) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, giving up four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 3.88, a 3.182 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.444.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • Giolito will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Astros rank 20th in MLB with 264 runs scored this season. They have a .237 batting average this campaign with 80 home runs (fourth in the league).

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Astros have won 35 out of the 53 games, or 66%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Houston is 13-3 this season when entering a game favored by -190 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 65.5%.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 63 games with a total.
  • In 63 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 30-33-0 ATS.

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox have been victorious in nine, or 36%, of the 25 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has yet to win this season when listed as an underdog of +160 or worse on the moneyline this season.
  • The White Sox have an implied victory probability of 38.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 30 of their 65 opportunities.
  • The White Sox have an against the spread mark of 30-35-0 in 65 games with a line this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Not only does Yordan Alvarez lead the Astros in hitting with his .312 average, he also is their foremost power hitter with 17 home runs and 45 RBI.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Alvarez is 11th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker has eight doubles, 12 home runs and 31 walks while batting .260.
  • Tucker is 25th in homers and 20th in RBI among all major league batters this year.
  • Tucker carries a 14-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .351 with a double, four home runs, six walks and 10 RBI.
  • Alex Bregman has 14 doubles, six home runs and 36 walks while batting .214.
  • Jose Altuve has 11 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks while batting .274.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Yordan Alvarez 57 .312 .407 .620 17 45 64
Kyle Tucker 58 .260 .356 .475 12 39 53
Alex Bregman 61 .214 .331 .363 6 28 46
Michael Brantley 55 .295 .380 .420 4 21 61
Jose Altuve 48 .274 .346 .521 12 23 52

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jose Abreu has managed a team-leading nine home runs and has driven in 30 runs.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Abreu ranks 47th in home runs and 67th in RBI.
  • Abreu brings a hitting streak of six games into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .375 with three doubles, two home runs, 10 walks and seven RBI.
  • Luis Robert’s .283 batting average is a team-high mark.
  • Among all major league hitters, Robert ranks 105th in homers and 120th in RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn has nine doubles, six home runs and 13 walks while batting .309.
  • Jake Burger has seven doubles, eight home runs and nine walks while hitting .273.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
José Abreu 59 .272 .372 .455 9 30 61
Luis Robert 47 .283 .321 .399 6 24 56
Andrew Vaughn 44 .309 .364 .473 6 29 51
Jake Burger 38 .273 .322 .508 8 23 36
A.J. Pollock 45 .262 .297 .384 3 18 43

Betting Tips for Astros vs. White Sox

We have the White Sox on the moneyline at +160 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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