Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros

WHITE SOX VS ASTROS

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PREVIEW:

Today’s matchup is between the White Sox (43-25) and the Astros (39-28). In the last 10 games the White Sox are (8-2) while the Astros are (7-3).

STARTING PITCHING:

The White Sox are starting Dylan Cease RHP, who is (5-2) on the season pitching a 3.38 ERA, 3.27 FIP, .311 OBP, .286 wOBA, .324 SLG, .635 OPS, K% of 29.7%, BB% of 10.1%, 87.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.28 WHIP in 66.2 innings pitched.

The Astros are starting Jose Urquidy RHP, who is (4-3) on the season pitching a 3.77 ERA, 4.27 FIP, .263 OBP, .299 wOBA, .432 SLG, .695 OPS, K% of 22.3%, BB% of 4.5%, 88.6 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.03 WHIP in 62 innings pitched.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - WHITE SOX 4

RELIEF PITCHING:

The White Sox are 1st in the Majors in Relieving Pitching. They have a 3.53 ERA, 3.38 FIP, 3.60 xFIP, K% of 28.5%, BB% of 8.3%, and a 1.25 WHIP.

The Astros are 24th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching. They have a 4.25 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 4.47 xFIP, K% of 23.3%, BB% of 10.3%, and a 1.32 WHIP.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - WHITE SOX 5

HITTING:

The White Sox have a .328 wOBA, .340 OBP, .406 SLG, .746 OPS, 111 wRC+, & 66 HRs.

The Astros have a .341 wOBA, .344 OBP, .445 SLG, .789 OPS, 122 wRC+, & 83 HRs.

vs RHP pitchers on the road the White Sox have a .313 wOBA, .330 OBP, .375 SLG, .704 OPS, & 99 wRC+.

vs RHP pitchers at home the Astros have a .352 wOBA, .358 OBP, .457 SLG, .815 OPS, & 133 wRC+.

⚡ EDGE (1 to 10) - ASTROS 5

BALLPARK FACTORS:

The game is being played at Minute Maid Park which has the 18 ranked Park Factor in the Majors. Where 100 is the league average this park has:

Park Factor 98, Runs Scored 96, OBP 99, 2B 98, 3B 97, HRs 95, & SO 112.

BREAKDOWN:

⚾ We have 2 teams playing great baseball at the moment. The White Sox have the starting and relieving pitching edge while the Astros are elite at batting. I’m torn on this but I’m going to back the White Sox here.

💰🔮 My guess at the ML number before looking White Sox -110 | Live Line is White Sox +115.

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