MLB Betting Line Favors the Chicago White Sox over the Houston Astros

Houston Astros

vs

Chicago White Sox
Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:10 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field

The Houston Astros pay a visit to Chicago on Sunday, hoping to shut down the White Sox bats in baseball betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Chicago White Sox will turn to John Danks and his 8-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Jarred Cosart (9-6) to the hill.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Chicago White Sox were listed as -148 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.4 win for the White Sox. A 4.1-3.4 result in favor of the White Sox is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox bring a 47-51 record to the battle against the 40-58 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago White Sox rated this week at No. 16 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 28.

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How Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.27 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.81 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.63 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (7.92 per nine innings).

Houston brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the White Sox on July 19. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Saturday, with Dallas Keuchel throwing 5 innings of 12-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Oakland, Tuesday, July 22nd
Chicago home to Kansas City, Monday, July 21st