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Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

In Game 2 of this three-game series, the Houston Astros take on the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The White Sox will look to keep their home winning streak alive while the Astros hope to start a new one after their four-game winning streak ended last night. After losing game 1, the Astros are now 75-42 this season, while White Sox are 60-56.

With a winning streak on the line for the White Sox and the Astros looking to avoid back-to-back losses, this game is set up to be another interesting game following last night’s upset. Two great pitchers on the mound should also make this quite the pitching matchup as well.

Betting Odds

The MLB odds for tonight have the Astros as the favorite on the moneyline with odds of -125, while the White Sox are the underdog at +105. The pitching matchup makes this a close matchup on the moneyline, but the Astros get the favorite here as they have a 15-game lead on the White Sox.

The over/under for this game is set at 7. Again, the pitchers who are starting are the big factor in determining this. Houston’s over/under record leans to the under with a record of 44-70-3, while Chicago’s also leans slightly to the under with 52-56-8.

Betting Preview

After a surprising 4-2 win for the Chicago White Sox in last night’s game over the Houston Astros. Going into that game, the Astros were the favorites at -125, which is what they are listed at again for in this game. In the last five games, both teams have won four of their last five games, with the Astros coming out of the four-game winnings streak while the White Sox are in the middle of a four-game winning streak themselves.

Justin Verlander will start for the Astros with a 15-3 record and an ERA of 1.85; both are the top-ranked in the league. Verlander has won four of his last five starts but lost his last one just six days ago to the Rangers.

In his last five games, he allowed five runs, including two games in which he didn’t allow one run. Through 21 games this year, the 39-year-old still has as he averages 6.4 strikeouts per game.

For the White Sox, Dylan Cease will be getting the start and enters with a 12-5 record and an ERA of 1.96, which is third in the league. In 23 games played this year, Cease has thrown the third most strikeouts for an average of 7.5 per game. In his last five games, Cease has won four of his last five games and allowed just three runs in that span. He also averaged 6.4 strikeouts.

With the pitching matchup between Verlander and Cease, fans and bettors can expect a classic duel on the mound in tonight’s game. Two great pitchers on the mound could be trouble for hitters on both teams.

Through the last five games, the Astros are averaging 6.0 runs per game while the White Sox are averaging 4.0 in the same five-game span so look for both to potentially decrease tonight.

Picks and Predictions

Heading into game 2 of this three-game series, the White Sox hold the lead 1-0 after their 4-2 win over the Houston Astros in last night’s game. Now in game 2, with two great pitchers on the mound, this game is set for one of the best pitching matchups of the season, which features a 13-year age gap.

For the Astros, Justin Verlander will get the start, who leads the league in wins and ERA while the White Sox will sound out Dylan Cease, who isn’t far behind with the seventh rank in wins and third-best ERA.

Outside of pitching, this game features two hot teams with the Astros coming out of a four-game winning streak and the White Sox in the middle of their own four-game winning streak, but with the two pitchers, expect offenses to slow down a little.

With the pitching matchup at hand with two ERAs below 2.00, this game has the under written all over it. Without the pitching matchup in last night’s game, these two teams could only put together six combined runs, and with the over/under set at 7 for this one, all signs point to the under.

Verlander and Cease will make things difficult for both sides and likely have a combined strikeout total of 12 or more. If you are betting on this game, take the Under 7.

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