Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8-18-22

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros (76-43) will face off with the Chicago White Sox (61-57) in Game 4 of the AL Inter-Division at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.


Houston topped all teams at 76-43 in the American League West Division with a .639 team percentage after acquiring a total of 533 runs while yielding 394 for a +139 run difference throughout the season.


The Astros will try to even the series in coming to this match-up after losing the first two rounds at 2-4 & 3-4 to the White Sox but winning the third installment at 3-2 on Wednesday.


LF Yordan Alvarez scored one run on one hit with a walk and one RBI in augmenting the offense for Houston while SP Framber Valdez finished 7.0 innings with 7 hits, 2 earned runs, and 3 free bases conceded but fanned out 6 Chicago hitters in the win.


DH Yordan Alvarez is the Astros’ top batter after knocking 31 balls outside the park and pounding 76 RBIs with a team-leading batting average of .296, an OBP of .400, and a slugging percentage of .615 over the course of the campaign.


RF Kyle Tucker plundered a team-high 77 RBIs with 21 dingers and averages .250 at the plate in augmenting the offense for Houston.


Right-hander Luis Garcia (9-8, 4.03 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 123 Ks) will be starting for the Astros in the closing game of a series facing the White Sox on Thursday.


The righty thrower relinquished 99 hits, 35 bases on balls, and 18 long balls in pitching for 118.1 innings in his pro baseball career for the year.


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Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Predictions 8/18/2022


The Chicago White Sox took 3rd place at 61-57 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .517 and 2 outings behind first place after earning 500 runs but has given away 512 for a run difference of -12 over the course of the season.


The White Sox will go for a win after gaining a 2-1 lead in a series over the Astros but surrendered game 3 at 2-3 on Wednesday.


1B José Abreu consistently led his team with a one-run score on two hits and a walk while starter Michael Kopech lasted for 6.0 innings with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 free walks conceded but fanned out 2 Houston hitters in defeat.


First Baseman José Abreu powered the offense for Chicago with 14 long balls, 56 runs batted in, and a batting average of .309 while sporting a team-leading OBP of .384 and a slugging percentage of .467 for the season.


DH Andrew Vaughn pitched in a team-high 58 RBIs, 13 homers, and a .296 batting average to enhance the offense for the White Sox.

The Chicago ball club will give the ball to righty Lucas Giolito (9-6, 4.92 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 127 Ks) to start the end-game of a series versus the Astros on Wednesday afternoon.


Giolito gave up 126 hits, 43 bases on balls, and 18 dingers after finishing 113.1 frames in the MLB this season.      


Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -156. The Astros will be sending a better pitcher on the mound and unleash the best firepower from their arsenal to bounce back from a terrible two successive losses.


Houston will bring out their best on the road with a 37-25 record on Thursday. Prediction: Houston Astros will win 7-3.  


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Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET


Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL


Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022            




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -156         


MLB Totals:8  


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