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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Chicago White Sox

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Houston and Chicago on Thursday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Carson Fulmer to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Dallas Keuchel, who owns a 13-4 record on the season with a 2.96 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as -315 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-3.8 result in favor of the Astros. 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 bring a 93-58 record to the battle against the 60-91 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Houston Astros) and the No. 18 (Chicago White Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.44 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 24 at 5.11 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 9.76 hits per game so far, more than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.81 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Kansas City, Friday, September 22nd
Houston home to Los Angeles, Friday, September 22nd