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Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox - June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024, 8:52am EDT

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As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I always approach matchups with a blend of numbers and intuition. Looking at the upcoming game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox, there are some intriguing stats that can provide insights into what we might expect.

On the pitching side, we have Spencer Arrighetti starting for the Astros with a 3-6 record and a 4.3 ERA. His opponent, Chris Flexen of the White Sox, holds a 2-6 record with a 5.1 ERA. While both pitchers have struggled this season, Arrighetti seems to have a slight edge in terms of performance based on his lower ERA.

When it comes to batting, the Astros have been more productive than the White Sox. Houston averages 4.4 runs per game compared to Chicago’s 3.1 runs. The Astros also outshine the White Sox in hits (8.8 vs. 7.2) and RBIs (4.2 vs. 2.9) per game, as well as batting average (.253 vs .215) and on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) (72% vs 61%).

Considering these stats and recent performances where Houston has had the upper hand against Chicago in their previous encounters, it seems likely that the Astros will come out on top in this game.

In terms of total score predictions, given that both teams have struggled on defense recently – with Houston allowing an average of 4 runs per game and Chicago allowing around 5 runs per game – we could see a higher-scoring game than expected.

Therefore, my prediction for this matchup is that the Houston Astros will secure a win over the Chicago White Sox with an over total score expectation for this game.

While baseball is unpredictable and anything can happen on any given day, analyzing these statistics gives us valuable insights into what might unfold during this exciting matchup at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Let’s see how it all plays out on Thursday night!

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros
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Wager TypeChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Team DataChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Runs3.084.39
Hits7.248.82
Runs Batted In2.924.23
Batting Average0.2150.253
On-Base Slugging61.42%72.19%
Walks2.572.79
Strikeouts8.468.52
Earned Run Average5.094.33