- Houston Astros take on the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 on the road
- Illinois sports betting apps list the White Sox at +120
- Read below for a full breakdown of the Astros vs White Sox odds
The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox square off on Wednesday, August 17th, with the first pitch set at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros will start Framber Valdez (11-4 2.73 ERA), and the Sox will roll out Michael Kopech (4-8 3.18 ERA). The game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL. The books list Houston as favorites priced at -145 in the Astros vs White Sox odds.
The Astros find themselves in a very familiar spot, atop the American League. They currently sit 11.0 games up of the Seattle Mariners in the American League West. They are one of the most complete teams in Major League Baseball, averaging 4.5 runs per game.
On the flip side, the White Sox are sitting at 61-56 and have largely disappointed, but boast a very talented lineup (4.3 runs per game). Let’s take a look at the Astros vs White Sox odds at BetMGM sportsbook for August 17th, 2022.
Astros vs White Sox Odds
|Houston Astros||-145||-1.5 (+115)||O 8 (-110)|
|Chicago White Sox||+120||+1.5 (-140)||U 8 (-110)|
Odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook
Illinois sports betting markets list their hometown team at -140 to cover the spread.
Astros vs White Sox Betting Outlook
The Astros come into Wednesday night’s game, in a bit of a rough patch for their high standards. They are 5-5 in their last 10 and have lost the first two games of this series to the White Sox. The Astros are 36-25 on the road this season and are 30-30 against the spread on the road.
The Astros are really tough on right-handed pitchers. They rank sixth in wRC+, eighth in wOBA, eight in OPS, and strikeout the fifth least at only 20.4%. This is thanks to the help of one of the best all-around lineups in MLB. The foursome of Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker, and Alex Bregman are some of the best in all of baseball.
Yordan Alvarez has made the leap to one of the most feared hitters in all of baseball this season, with a wRC+ of 186 and 31 home runs.
Sliders are on the menu tonight. pic.twitter.com/bYx1nma8uF
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 17, 2022
The White Sox have been on a heater as of late. They come into Wednesday on a five-game winning streak but have disappointed up until this point of the season.
The White Sox hit left-handed pitchers really well. They rank fourth in wRC+, sixth in wOBA, and eighth in OPS against left-handers but are not striking out much at only 21.5%. Luis Robert crushes lefties as well, hitting .424 at home against them.
Astros vs White Sox Betting Trends
Here are some betting trends for the Astros vs White Sox to consider:
- Houston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Houston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.
- Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
- Chi White Sox are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games played on a Wednesday.
Astros vs White Sox Pick & Prediction
I think this is a tough game to cap based on how these two teams have played as of late, but it’s tough to ignore the splits from both teams against the pitchers they are facing. I have found today’s winner, and that is going to be the over in the Astros vs White Sox odds.
Users looking for better odds can get the over at -105 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Pick: Over 8 (-110) 1 unit at BetMGM Sportsbook