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    Luis Garcia’s Houston Astros (76-43) are favorites (-134) against the Chicago White Sox (61-57), who are at +113, on Thursday as he attempts to collect his 10th victory of the season. The outing starts at 2:10 PM ET. Houston’s Garcia and Chicago’s Lucas Giolito pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. White Sox

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 18, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
    Astros vs White Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -134 8.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank third-best in MLB action with 160 total home runs.
    • The Astros have the 16th-ranked batting average in the majors (.242).
    • The Astros rank 10th in the league with a .317 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-best mark in baseball.
    • The Astros have hit 80 homers on the road this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .406 away from home.
    • On the road this season the club averages eight hits per game and is batting .234.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 104 hits and an OBP of .400, both of which rank first among Houston hitters this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Alvarez ranks 18th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is third in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .313 with two walks and two RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has an OPS of .813, fueled by an OBP of .363 and a team-best slugging percentage of .450 this season.
    • Among qualifying batters, Bregman ranks 69th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
    • Kyle Tucker has collected 97 base hits, an OBP of .334 and a slugging percentage of .466 this season.
    • Tucker brings a nine-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is hitting .343 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .865, fueled by an OBP of .365 and a team-best slugging percentage of .500 this season.

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox rank 26th in Major League Baseball with just 101 home runs as a team.
    • The White Sox’s .259 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.
    • The White Sox have an OBP of .313 this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
    • The White Sox rank seventh in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.7 whiffs per contest.
    • In 60 games at home this season, they’ve hit 52 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 60 home games this season, they’re slugging .377 with 145 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .252 with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Jose Abreu has put up a team-best OBP (.384) and slugging percentage (.467), while pacing the White Sox in hits (137).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the majors, Abreu is seventh in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 31st in slugging percentage.
    • Abreu heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .647 with two walks and an RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn has racked up 109 hits to pace his team.
    • Vaughn is currently 18th in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 31st in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Luis Robert is batting .301 with 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 15 walks.
    • A.J. Pollock has 20 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 23 walks while batting .240.

    Astros vs. White Sox Probable Pitchers

    Garcia Giolito
    21 GS 21
    9-8 W-L 9-6
    4.03 ERA 4.92
    118.1 IP 113.1
    35 BB 43
    123 SO 127

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