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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Minute Maid Park on Friday as the host Houston Astros battle the Chicago White Sox in baseball betting odds action.

Lance McCullers will take the mound for the Houston Astros, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Carlos Rodon gets the ball for the Chicago White Sox; he's 1-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -128 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-3.1 win for the Astros on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.1-3.1 result in favor of the Astros today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros sport a record of 30-18 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 21-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 27 ranking for hits at 7.83 per game. By contrast, the Chicago White Sox are rated No. 17 in the same category at 8.46 per game.

Chicago brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Baltimore on Thursday at Camden Yards.

Houston suffered a 5-4 loss against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Collin McHugh wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Houston, Saturday, May 30th