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Houston Astros take on White Sox in baseball test

Houston AstrosChicago White Sox
Aug 28, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Odds

44-87TEAM RECORD55-76

Houston pays a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the White Sox bats in baseball action at U.S. Cellular Field.

The match puts starter Jarred Cosart for the Astros on the hill facing Chris Sale for the White Sox. Cosart brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Sale is 9-12 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as -205 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the American League at 5.3 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Tuesday, with Paul Clemens throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Seattle, Thursday, August 29
Chi White Sox at Boston, Friday, August 30