Lucas Harrell faces John Danks in MLB odds action
Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Houston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.
The match puts starter John Danks for the White Sox on the hill facing Lucas Harrell for the Astros. Danks brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Harrell is 4-7 to date on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 15 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, almost the same as White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).
Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +180 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chris Sale fanned 14 batters in a 2-1 loss against Houston in the team's last game, played on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few White Sox at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Houston is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Houston, Sunday, June 16