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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

The Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.

The White Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Chris Sale in this game. Sale has a 5-4 record and a 2.68 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Sale with Erik Bedard. Lefthander Bedard has a 5.88 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

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.

Team records:
Chicago: 28-35 SU
Houston: 23-44 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Houston home to Chi White Sox, Saturday, June 15