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Astros face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Houston AstrosChicago White Sox
June 9, 4:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Odds

25-33TEAM RECORD32-26

Houston travels to Chicago for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the White Sox.

The White Sox will turn to Chris Sale and his 7-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Jordan Lyles (1-1) to the hill.

View Houston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -210 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Astros taking on the American League's No. 7-rated White Sox in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Astros average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 14-rated defense.

Houston was an 8-3 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in an 8-3 victory over Chicago on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Wandy Rodriguez.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
Chi White Sox are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi White Sox are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Chi White Sox, Sunday, June 10

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