Chris Sale is one of the premier pitchers in baseball, but he has no easy task when he takes the bump Saturday, as he faces off against a Houston Astros team that has won 11 of their past 12 games. The ‘Stros have averaged 6.8 runs per game in their past 12 contests while plating 10-plus runners four times.
- Adam Eaton has reached base just once in his past 17 plate appearances.
- The UNDER is 8-1 in the past nine games between the White Sox and Astros.
- The Astros are 9-1 in their past 10 home games.
We all know about Chris Sale’s dominance, but somehow the lefty has performed even better on the road this season. In eight starts away from Chi-Town, Sale has a 1.99 ERA and has recorded nine more strikeouts (53) than hits allowed (44). Sale has historically dominated the Astros’ current lineup as well, as he has allowed just three extra-base hits in the rosters 71 combined plate appearances.
The first month of the season was rocky for Doug Fister, but he has since dialled his stuff in. Fister is 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA since the start of May with only one team tallying more than three earned runs against the righty in that span.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-4.6 victory for 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 sport a record of 43-37 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 40-40 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 23-ranked Chicago White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago White Sox rank No. 18 at 8.43 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 19 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The White Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 5-0 to the Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
- Chi White Sox is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
- Chi White Sox is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chi White Sox is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi White Sox is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
- Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
- Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Houston, Sunday, July 3rd