Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros (1-1) are set to take on the Chicago White Sox (1-1) Saturday at 2:10 PM ET, airing on SportsNet SW. The Astros are listed as -138 favorites by bookmakers, while the underdog White Sox have +117 odds for the contest.

Jose Urquidy will get the ball for Houston while Chicago will counter with Lucas Giolito.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -138
  • White Sox odds to win: +117
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Astros vs. White Sox?

Astros and White Sox Betting Trends (2022)

The Astros went 103-46 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 69.1% of those games).

Houston had a record of 86-33 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -138 or shorter last year (72.3%).

The White Sox were underdogs in 54 games last season and won 24 (44.4%) of those contests.

Chicago had a record of 12-17, a 41.4% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +117 or more by bookmakers last season.

The Astros combined with their opponents to go over 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 baseball last season with 214 total home runs.

The Astros’ .247 batting average ranked 13th in MLB.

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

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

Houston’s 2.89 team ERA ranked second across all MLB pitching staffs.

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 ranked seventh in MLB in strikeouts per game at 7.8 whiffs per contest.

The White Sox struck out 9.0 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, eighth-best in MLB.

Chicago had the 16th-ranked ERA (3.96) in the majors last season.

Astros Key Players to Watch (2022)

Urquidy gets the call to start for the Astros, his first of the season.

Last season, Yordan Alvarez hit .306 with 37 home runs and 97 RBI.

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 collected 183 hits, posted an OBP of .380 and a .446 SLG.

White Sox Key Players to Watch (2022)

The White Sox will send out Giolito for his first start of the season.

Elvis Andrus racked up 17 home runs while slugging .404 last season.

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

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

Luis Robert had 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks while batting .284.

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 4, White Sox 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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