The Houston Astros (20-18) continue their series on the road against the Chicago White Sox (13-27) for the 2nd of their 3-game series on Saturday night. First pitch is 7:15 p.m. ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Astros vs. White Sox odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: Astros lead 3-2.
The Astros took the series opener Friday 5-1 after a rain delay of more than 2 hours. OF Ryan Tucker’s 2-run double in the 5th gave the Astros a 2-1 lead and they never looked back. RHP J.P. France picked up his 1st win of the year with 6 2/3 scoreless innings. It was the Astros’ 3rd win in a row.
The White Sox have lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games. They have scored 4 combined runs in the losing streak.
Astros at White Sox projected starters
RHP Brandon Bielak vs. RHP Dylan Cease
Bielak (0-1 4.15 ERA) makes his 2nd start of the season and 3rd appearance. He has a 1.96 WHIP 5 BB and 6 K through 8 2/3 IP.
- Lost his last (and first) start 3-1 to Seattle allowing 3 R (2 ER) 10 H and 2 BB in 4 2/3 IP
- Has 3.18 ERA in 3 relief appearances vs. Chicago (5 2/3 IP)
Cease (2-2 5.58 ERA) makes his 9th start. He has a 1.51 WHIP 4.5 BB/9 and 10.9 K/9 through 40 1/3 IP.
- 0-2 with 10.93 ERA in last 3 starts (14 IP)
- 0-3 with 5.13 ERA in 5 career starts vs. Astros
Astros at White Sox odds
Provided by BetMGM SportsbookUSA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 11:35 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Astros +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | White Sox -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Astros +1.5 (-185) | White Sox -1.5 (+150)
- Over/Under (O/U): 9 (O: +100 | U: -120)
Astros at White Sox picks and predictions
Astros 5 White Sox 3
It is interesting to see the Astros with positive odds in this game on the moneyline. They are 12-7 on the road this season and the White Sox are 6-11 at home and are 3-6 in their last 9 games.
The Astros have won 3 in a row. They have beaten the White Sox in 5 of the last 7 meetings.
BET ASTROS (+105).
Run line/Against the spread
Betting the Astros to simply cover isn’t worth the -185 odds.
The White Sox only have 2 wins of 2 or more runs in their last 9 games.
Only 1 of the 5 games the teams have played this season has had more than 9 total runs.
The Astros have not scored more than 5 runs in their last 6 games and also in 8 of their last 9.
The White Sox have not scored more than 3 in their last 3.
BET UNDER 9 (-120).
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