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Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Houston Astros


Chicago White Sox
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:10 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field

The Chicago White Sox host Houston on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 45-51 mark against the 40-56 Astros in MLB betting odds action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Scott Feldman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on this Friday; he's 4-6 on the season. The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jose Quintana, who will be looking to improve on his 5-7 mark.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Chicago White Sox as -148 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3.4 victory for the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

45-51 Chicago battles the Astros, currently with a 40-56 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Houston injuries news.

The Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros odds would favor the White Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 28.

How Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Stats Matchup

The game also pits Chicago White Sox No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.28 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 28 at 4.75 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (7.96 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was a 11-0 loser in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They lost as +121 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Sunday, suffering a 11-0 humiliation against Boston.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by Trevor Bauer in their last outing, a 3-2 setback against Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Houston

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