Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros are moneyline favorites (-146) to begin their season with a home win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday at 7:08 PM ET, live on SportsNet SW.

Framber Valdez starts for Houston while Dylan Cease is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -146
  • White Sox odds to win: +125
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Time: 7:08 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Astros vs. White Sox?

Astros and White Sox Betting Trends (2022)

The Astros won 69.1% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (103-46).

Houston had a record of 76-32 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -146 or shorter last year (70.4%).

Last season, the White Sox won 24 out of the 54 games, or 44.4%, in which they were the underdog.

Last season, Chicago won 11 of its 27 games, or 40.7%, when it was the underdog by at least +125 on the moneyline.

The Astros combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 62 times last season for a 62-100-12 record against the over/under.

Games involving the White Sox went over the total set by sportsbooks in 72 of 160 chances last season.

Astros Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Astros were the eighth-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.5 runs per game (737 total).

Houston ranked fourth-best in MLB last season with 214 total home runs.

The Astros had the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.247).

Houston’s hitters struck out 7.3 times per game, the second-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The Astros pitching staff was third in MLB last season with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Houston had the second-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (2.89).

White Sox Stats & Insights (2022)

The White Sox scored the 19th-most runs in the league last season with 686 (4.2 per game).

Chicago’s 149 home runs ranked 22nd in Major League Baseball.

The White Sox had a team batting average of .256 last season, which ranked fourth among MLB teams.

Chicago showed patience at the plate last season, having the seventh-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.8) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox had a nine K/9 last season as a pitching staff, eighth-best in baseball.

Chicago pitched to a 3.96 last season, which ranked 16th in baseball.

Astros Key Players to Watch (2022)

Valdez starts for the first time this season for the Astros.

Yordan Alvarez hit 37 home runs last season while also driving in 97 runs.

Alex Bregman hit .259 with an OBP of .367 and a slugging percentage of .454.

Kyle Tucker drove in 107 runs while batting .257 last season.

Jose Abreu hit .304 with an OBP of .380, and a slugging percentage of .446.

White Sox Key Players to Watch (2022)

The White Sox will send Cease to the mound for his first start this season.

Elvis Andrus hit 17 home runs last season while slugging .404.

Andrew Vaughn hit 17 home runs with 76 RBI last year.

Andrew Benintendi had 139 hits with a batting average of .302 last season.

Luis Robert hit .284 with 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks.

Astros and White Sox Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Blake Taylor: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)

White Sox: Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Matt Foster: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow)

Astros vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 6, White Sox 2
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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