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Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

June 19, 2024


Game 2 of a three-game series between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox will take place in Chicago, Illinois, at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET on Wednesday night, and the game will air on NBC Sports Chicago and Space City Home Network.


Houston Astros Team Preview


The Houston Astros' struggles continue this season. On Tuesday night, they were shut out by the team with the worst record in baseball, the Chicago White Sox, in Game 1 of the series by a score of 0-2. The Astros have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games, compiling a record of 3-4 during that time span.


The loss in Game 1 dropped the record for the Astros to seven games below .500 this season at 33-40, which puts them in 3rd place in the AL West and 10 games behind the Seattle Mariners for 1st place in the division. Houston had won two of the previous three games in the series against Chicago entering Game 1 of the series and had won by an average margin of 1 run per game but didn't score a run in the opening game of the series.


Framber Valdez saw his record for the year drop to .500 with the loss after pitching six innings and allowing two runs while striking out five batters in Game 1 against the White Sox. The Houston Astros will look to even the series at 1-1 when they travel to face the Chicago White Sox for Game 2.


Chicago White Sox Team Preview


The Chicago White Sox have been the worst team in baseball in the 2024 MLB season. They enter Game 2 of the series with the worst record in baseball at 20-54 and the worst run differential at -153. Their opponents have outscored them by an average of 3.44 to 5.19 runs per game this season.


However, the White Sox won Game 1 by a score of 2-0 after a phenomenal start from Jonathan Cannon, who pitched 8 ? innings of shutout baseball while striking out four batters in the win. Andrew Vaughn was responsible for the two runs scored by the White Sox as he recorded two RBIs in the game, while Corey Julks and Korey Lee scored the runs.


The White Sox have a chance to win only their 5th series this season with a win in Game 2 and their first series win since mid-May when they host the Houston Astros for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night.


Odds and Series Trends


WagerWeb lists the Chicago White Sox as -115 moneyline favorites at home against the Houston Astros for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night.


Houston has won six of the last ten by an average margin of 1.9 runs per game, while the White Sox have won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 1 run per game in those contests.


Hunter Brown won his only start against the White Sox last season and allowed three runs while striking out eight in the matchup. Garrett Crochet will be facing the Houston Astros for the first time.


Game Pick


Chicago is the worst team in baseball. Not only do they have the worst record, but they also have the worst run differential in the 2024 MLB season. Houston has not been great either. However, they have won six of the last ten games in the series by an average margin of 1.9 runs per game against the Chicago White Sox, and Hunter Brown is 1-0 in his career against Chicago.


As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Houston Astros at -105 when they travel to face the Chicago White Sox for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night.


Spooky Express Pick: Houston Astros Moneyline (-105)