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White Sox vs Astros Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2022

The White Sox (60-56) will once again host the Astros (75-42) in the second game of this double header on Wednesday, August 17 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Each of these rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CT!

This season, the teams have battled in five contests and the White Sox have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the score was 4-3 in favor of the White Sox. The White Sox had four runs to the Astros two runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Guaranteed Rate Field.

White Sox vs Astros Prediction

The bookmakers at FanDuel think this should be a win for the Astros, giving them -156 odds for victory. Conversely, Chicago is listed at +132. The predicted number of total runs in this ball game is 8.

In their previous game on Monday, the White Sox beat the Astros to the tune of 4-2. So far this season, the team is currently batting .259 thanks in large part to their top hitter, José Abreu, who has a batting average of .299. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 3.86 and a .982 fielding percentage.

The Astros were defeated by the White Sox 4-2 the last time they played on Monday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .212, with Jose Altuve leading his team hitting .275. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 3.09 and a .986 fielding percentage. Check out our evaluation of the odds and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the White Sox will play without Kyle Crick (Elbow), Jonathan Stiever (Lat), Timothy Anderson (Finger), Garrett Crochet (Elbow), Aaron Bummer (Lat), Luis Robert (Wrist), Daniel Mendick (Knee) and Leury García (Leg). Then, the Astros will play without Jason Castro (Knee), Blake Taylor (Elbow), Michael Brantley (Shoulder), Joshua James (Lat) and Aledmys Díaz (Groin).

Moneyline Pick: Astros (-156) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite in the betting market. In their last encounter against these opponents, the White Sox won 4-3.

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White Sox vs Astros Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Houston (-156), Chicago (+132) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Houston -1.5 (+108), Chicago 1.5 (-130) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8 Runs (-108), Over 8 Runs (-112) at FanDuel

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White Sox vs Astros Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: White Sox 0.58%, Astros 0.97%
  • Win % as underdog: White Sox 0.28%, Astros 0.07%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Chicago 6-4, Houston 5-5

Runline Pick: Astros -1.5 Runs (+108) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Astros will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8 Total Runs (-108) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Astros have recorded 3.4 runs per game over their last 10. Meanwhile, the White Sox have averaged 3.4 runs per game in the same stretch.

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