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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

A winning streak will be on the line for the Chicago White Sox on Monday when they battle the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Brett Oberholtzer in this one. Lefthander Oberholtzer is 3-1 this season with a 1.69 ERA.

It'll be Andre Rienzo toeing the rubber for the White Sox in this contest. Righthander Rienzo is 1-0 with a 3.56 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Rangers on August 25. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 43-86 SU
Chicago: 54-75 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Houston, Tuesday, August 27