Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8-17-22

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will go against the Chicago White Sox in MLB action in Guaranteed Rate Field, IL, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 8:10 PM ET.


The Houston Astros are currently ranked 11th in MLB with 4.5 runs per game as a club. They have 527 runs totaled and a.318 on-base percentage.


Together, the Astros hit 159 balls out of the park and recorded 202 doubles. In addition to 947 hits this season, they also drove in 512 runs, giving them a team batting average of.243.


Houston has a slugging percentage of.424 and was walked 395 times compared to 851 times they were rung up.


With a 3.79 FIP and a career record of 35-21 wins over losses, Valdez faced 1,923 major league hitters. He gave up 191 free passes and 380 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings). His WHIP is 1.255, and he has a 3.42 earned run average (173 earned runs permitted).


In 455 innings of MLB pitching, Valdez has 431 strikeouts to his credit.


  • The Houston Astros are 4-2 SU in their previous 6 matches. 
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in their previous 5 matches on the road. 
  • The Astros are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against the White Sox.

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Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Predictions 8/17/2022


The White Sox are scoring 4.26 runs per game and have an SLG% of.387 (19th in the league). They earned 494 runs, walked 274 times, and hit 197 two-baggers.


This year, Chicago contributed 470 runs batted in and 101 home runs. They have 1,043 hits overall and 899 strikeouts, which ranks 24th in the league.


The Chicago White Sox currently has a club batting average of.259 and an on-base percentage of.313.


In 188 innings of work over the course of his MLB career, Kopech struck out 214 batters while surrendering 147 base hits.


Kopech, who has a 9.12 career win-loss record, has a 3.44 earned run average and allowed 7.0 hits per nine innings pitched. He has a WHIP of 1.189, a FIP of 4.0, and allowed a total of 72 earned runs. He faced 782 hitters thus far in his MLB career, and his strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78.


  • The White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 matches. 
  • The Chicago White Sox are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches at home. 
  • Chicago is 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches at home against Houston.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. After their collapse on Monday, the Houston Astros will enter Wednesday night with vengeance on their minds.


Houston will win because they have one of the top lineups in baseball and a better pitcher on the mound. Pick Houston to perform well enough Wednesday night to win. The Houston Astros will win to a predicted score of 7-3.


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MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, IL


Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -156


MLB Totals: 8


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