White Sox vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Houston Astros earn another lopsided win over the Chicago White Sox when the two continue their weekend series at 4:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 7, 2018
4:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); NSCH (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are overwhelmingly favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -300 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +250 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on Houston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox fall again
The White Sox lost their third straight on Friday night, falling to the Astros 11-4. The White Sox come into today’s game 30-58 overall and 14-31 on the road. Chicago is putting up 4.00 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.34 on the mound.
James Shields gets the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He has started 18 games this year and has a 3-9 record with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Shields has pitched 113.2 innings this year and has 76 strikeouts and 46 walks.
Astros win fourth straight
The Astros upped their win streak to four games on Friday with the 11-4 victory. Houston is now 59-31 overall and 27-17 at home. The Astros are putting up 5.09 runs per game this season while allowing 3.08 per contest.
Charlie Morton gets the start for the Astros today. He has started 17 games this season and has a 10-2 record with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Morton has pitched a total of 102.1 innings and has 133 strikeouts with 41 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost 57 of their last 81 road games and 40 of their last 53 against a team with a winning record.
The Astros have won five of Morton’s last six home starts and they also have won 46 of their last 66 home games.
Morton has been on a roll lately, allowing just two earned runs over his last three starts. He has also logged double-digit strikeouts in his last two starts. Chicago isn’t a lineup that should given him any problems and Shields is likely to give up some runs to these Houston hitters. I expect the Astros to have another comfortable win.
The Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-155)