Today’s MLB Prediction: Chi. White Sox at Houston – Baseball Pick for 5/22/19

MLB – WED 5/22 | 8:10 PM EDT | Minute Maid Park

The White Sox feature numerous talented young players including Yoan Moncada. The 23-year old slugger is advancing nicely in his 2nd full season in the Majors. Moncada has actually driven in nine runs this month, and he batting .284 with nine homers along with 29 RBI’s on the season. Moncada went 6 for 24 against Houston last season, but went 0 for 4 in Monday’s loss.

The Houston Astros powerful starting lineup is third in all of MLB with an average of 5.44 runs per game. The Houston pitching staff comes in to tonight’s game shining sporting a 3.36 team ERA, good for second in the Majors. Houston is a tough team to beat at home where they highlight a 17-4 record on the year go into Tuesday.

The Astros have won 12 of their past 13 games, and each of those wins came by more than one run. They’ve overcome their injuries thanks to incredible depth. With Gerrit Cole on the mound and coming off consecutive remarkable starts, I’ll back Houston on the run line at -159.

* Houston -1.5

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