White Sox vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 13, 2023

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White Sox vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 13, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Chicago White Sox (13-27) will try to put a stop to their current three-game losing streak when they host the Houston Astros (20-18) at 7:15 PM ET on FOX Saturday. Oddsmakers consider the White Sox to be -127 favorites to end their skid, while the Astros are +108 underdogs looking for the upset.

Dylan Cease will get the ball for Chicago while Houston will counter with Brandon Bielak.

White Sox vs. Astros Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -127
  • Astros odds to win: +108
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
  • Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • TV: FOX

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Astros?

White Sox and Astros Betting Trends

The White Sox are 5-6 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 45.5% of those games).

Chicago has gone 3-5 (winning only 37.5% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -127 or shorter.

The Astros have won nine, or 69.2%, of the 13 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Houston has a record of 4-3 when it’s set as an underdog of +108 or more by oddsmakers this season.

In the 39 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the White Sox, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-15-3).

The Astros’ games have gone over the total in 19 of their 38 chances.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox rank 17th in runs scored with 169, 4.2 per game.

Chicago is 17th in MLB action with 41 total home runs.

The White Sox’s .235 batting average ranks 23rd in the majors.

Chicago strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 14 mark in MLB.

The 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the White Sox pitching staff paces the majors.

Chicago has a 5.66 team ERA that ranks 29th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 166 (4.4 per game).

Houston ranks 25th in Major League Baseball with 34 home runs.

The Astros rank 19th in MLB with a .238 team batting average.

Houston is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking fifth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

The Astros average 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-most in the league.

Houston pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.30 ERA this year, fourth-best in baseball.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Cease (2-2 with a 5.58 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the White Sox, his ninth of the season.

Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in runs batted in with 29 and has a batting average of .248.

Luis Robert is slugging .517 this season, with a team-best nine homers while driving in 24 runs.

Andrew Benintendi is slashing .255/.309/.312 this season for the White Sox.

Yasmani Grandal leads Chicago with a batting average of .270. He’s also hit three home runs with 11 RBI.

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros’ Bielak will make his second start of the season.

Yordan Alvarez paces the Astros in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (35).

Kyle Tucker is hitting .263 with five doubles, six home runs and 21 walks.

Alex Bregman is hitting .201 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 25 walks.

Jeremy Pena is hitting .242 with nine doubles, six home runs and seven walks.

White Sox and Astros Injuries

White Sox: Elvis Andrus: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Yasmani Grandal: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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 vs. Astros Prediction

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