White Sox vs. Astros Prediction

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros, 7/8/18 Prediction & Odds

After piling up the runs on Saturday, will the Houston Astros fly past the Chicago White Sox when they meet up today at 2:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

971 Chicago White Sox at 972 Houston Astros

Saturday, July 7, 2018

2:10PM 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 -330 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +265 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 73 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 drop fourth straight

The White Sox suffered a fourth consecutive loss on Saturday in a 12-6 defeat at the hands of the Astros. The White Sox come into today’s game 30-59 overall and 14-32 on the road. Chicago is putting up 4.00 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.34 on the mound.

Lucas Giolito is on the mound for Chicago on Sunday afternoon. He has a 5-7 record through 17 starts with a 6.93 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Giolito has pitched a total of 89.2 innings this year and has 54 walks with 54 strikeouts.

Astros hot at the plate

The Astros have put up big runs the last two nights, scoring 11 on Friday and 12 on Saturday. Houston is now 60-31 overall and 278-17 at home. The Astros are putting up 5.09 runs per game this season while allowing 3.08 per contest.

Dallas Keuchel will start for the Astros on Sunday. Keuchel has started 18 games this season and is 5-8 with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Keuchel has pitched 109.1 innings this year and has 87 strikeouts with 29 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The White Sox have actually won Giolito’s last four Sunday starts, but they are only 24-58 in their last 82 road games.

Houston

The Astros have won six of Keuchel’s last seven Sunday starts and four of his last five starts overall.

Prediction:

I don’t love the Astros with Keuchel on the mound because he has been vulnerable to some really bat outings against average teams. Still, Chicago isn’t a reliable team and Giolito hasn’t been good at all. I think Houston’s hitting can make up for any potential letdown from Keuchel and lead Houston to a multi-run win on Sunday.

 

The Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-160)

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