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Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox are heading south to take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. This AL showdown begins at 8:10 p.m. ET and you can watch it on both NSC+ and ATSW.

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros Odds

The White Sox are 21-24 SU and have gone 22-22 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the season’s early going, despite having lost 1.4 units ATS. Chicago’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Astros, on the other hand, are 31-16 SU and 26-20 ATS. They’ve gained 7.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.2 units ATS. Houston has covered the spread in each of its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Astros games have had an over/under record of 21-24-1 so far in 2019. White Sox games have gone over 23 times, gone under 20 times and pushed on one occasion.

Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.83 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 8.45 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.05, along with a K-per-9 of 8.90.

White Sox hitters have slashed .255/.319/.409 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Chicago’s offense has been sparked by shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada. Anderson is slashing .335/.363/.516 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 27 runs and 13 steals, while Moncada (.291/.353/.529) has produced nine homers, 29 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

For the home team, Houston’s pitchers have given up 3.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 3.80 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.73, a WHIP of 1.01 and a K/9 of 9.4.

The Houston hitters have put up 5.5 runs per contest, including 7.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .262/.362/.494 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Outfielders Michael Brantley and George Springer have led the Astros’ batters so far. Brantley is hitting .324/.374/.559 with 10 home runs, 32 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Springer’s line sits at .313/.396/.654 with 17 homers, 42 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

The White Sox have gained 0.9 units and are 14-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over’s hit in 17 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against ies.

White Sox vs. Astros Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has recorded five extra-base hits over its last five outings. Houston has 22 XBH over its last five.
  • Chicago has posted 18.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.2 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 21 over their last 10.