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Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Online Baseball Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

Thursday’s Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup offers some intriguing online baseball betting action. The White Sox are 1-3 in their last 4 and are hopeful they can build off of last night’s upset win over Houston. The Astros on the other hand, are looking for vengeance against Chicago at home this Thursday evening. So what kind of contest can MLB sportsbook fans expect on the diamond tonight?

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros – Thursday, May 23rd     

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Online Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
White Sox +1½ (-125) 9 (-105) +170
Astros -1½ (+105) 9 (-115) -180
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Chicago White Sox          

The White Sox enter tonight’s contest sporting a 22-26 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AL Central. At the present time, the Minnesota Twins lead the division with a 32-16 record. Since Chicago is 10-games behind Minnesota, it’s clear they’re not having the success necessary to keep pace in the AL Central. Nevertheless, Chicago was able to get a massive 9-4 win in Houston last night. With this in mind, what can we expect out of Chicago this Thursday night? Considering that they’re sending Lucas Giolito to the mound, we can probably expect some good things out of Chicago. After all, Giolito is 5-1 this season and enters with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. With Giolito on the mound, Chicago might have a chance at another win over Houston.

Players to Watch: Jose Abreu (12 HR, 40 RBI, .265 BA), Yoan Moncada (9 HR, 30 RBI, .281 BA), and Tim Anderson (8 HR, 24 RBI, .322 BA).

Houston Astros   

The Astros fly into tonight’s contest flashing a 33-17 record that ranks them as the best team in the AL West. At the present time Houston owns a 7 ½ game lead over the Texas Rangers. With this in mind, it’s clear that Houston has built up a decent cushion atop the division. However, since they’re coming off a loss, Houston has a lot to prove this Thursday night. Corbin Martin is the man tasked with getting the win this evening. He enters this contest with a 1-0 record as well as a 3.86 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Since the odds are favoring Houston, it’s clear they think Martin is all Houston needs to take care of Chicago at home.

Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (10 HR, 34 RBI, .325 BA), George Springer (17 HR, 42 RBI, .313 BA), and Carlos Correa (11 HR, 33 RBI, .297 BA).

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi White Sox’s last 15 games this season.
  • Chicago has posted a 14-10 ATS record when playing on the road this season.
  • Houston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games this season.
  • Houston has posted a 14-9 ATS record when playing at home this season.

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, taking Houston is the safer way to go. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of reason to believe Chicago can make it two in a row. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-4 Chicago.