Moneyline favors White Sox in battle with Astros
Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Houston on Friday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.
It's a pitching duel between Erik Bedard for the Astros (1-3 on the year) and Chris Sale for Chicago (5-4 so far).
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the White Sox listed as favorites of 154 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
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 4.2 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).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +124 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jordan Lyles blew away 10 Seattle batter in the Astros' last start, leading them to a 6-1 win over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few White Sox at Astros trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Houston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Houston, Saturday, June 15