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Astros face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Houston AstrosChicago White Sox
Aug 26, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to grab a road win when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

Andre Rienzo gets the call for the Chicago White Sox and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Brett Oberholtzer brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the White Sox bats.

View Houston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -161 for the White Sox in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 12-rated White Sox and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8 per game.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.

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. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Dallas Keuchel's start, as they lost 2-1 against Toronto on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

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. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Garza and the Rangers 5-2 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
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 White Sox Trends:
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 Astros at White Sox 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:
Houston at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, August 27