Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 12, 2023

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Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros (19-18) are favorites (-151) on the moneyline when they take on the Chicago White Sox (13-26) Friday at 8:10 PM ET, live on NBCS-CHI.

Houston’s J.P. France and Chicago’s Michael Kopech have been named the starters for this contest.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -151
  • White Sox odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Astros vs. White Sox?

Astros and White Sox Betting Trends

The Astros have won 10 of the 24 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (41.7%).

Houston has gone 7-6 (winning 53.8% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -151 or shorter.

The White Sox have entered the game as underdogs 27 times this season and won seven, or 25.9%, of those games.

Chicago has a record of 2-11 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +130 on the moneyline.

The Astros have had an over/under set by bookmakers 37 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 19 of those games (19-17-1).

The White Sox’s games have gone over the total in 21 of their 38 chances.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros are the 19th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.4 runs per game (161 total).

Houston is 24th in MLB action with 33 total home runs.

The Astros are 20th in MLB with a .238 batting average.

Houston’s batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Astros has a collective 9.8 K/9, the second-best in the majors.

Houston’s 3.36 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the 14th-most runs in the league this season with 168 (4.3 per game).

Chicago has hit 40 homers this season, which ranks 18th in the majors.

The White Sox have a team batting average of .238 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.

Chicago ranks 16th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox average 10 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, first-most in the league.

Chicago has pitched to a 5.68 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Astros Key Players to Watch

France (0-0) takes the mound for the Astros to make his second start of the season.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs with eight and runs batted in with 34.

Kyle Tucker has collected 34 hits this season and has an OBP of .355. He’s slugging .434 on the year.

Alex Bregman is slashing .207/.327/.336 this season for the Astros.

Jeremy Pena has collected 36 hits this season and has an OBP of .295. He’s slugging .432 on the year.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox’s Kopech (1-3) will make his eighth start of the season.

Andrew Vaughn has racked up a team-best 29 runs batted in.

Luis Robert has hit eight home runs to pace his team.

Andrew Benintendi is batting .263 with eight doubles and 10 walks.

Yasmani Grandal’s .270 batting average paces his team.

Astros and White Sox Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Back)

White Sox: Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Romy Gonzalez: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Astros vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 6, White Sox 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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