Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Astros vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros (2-1) are set to take on the Chicago White Sox (1-2) Sunday at 2:10 PM ET, airing on SportsNet SW. The Astros are listed as -146 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog White Sox have +126 odds for the contest.

Luis Garcia will get the ball for Houston while Chicago will counter with Mike Clevinger.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -146
  • White Sox odds to win: +126
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 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 were favored on the moneyline 149 total times last season. They finished 103-46 in those games.

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%).

The White Sox were underdogs 54 times last season and won 24, or 44.4%, of those games.

Chicago had a record of 11-15, a 42.3% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +126 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.

The White Sox and their opponents hit the over in 72 of their 160 games with a total 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 averaged 1.3 home runs per game to rank fourth in baseball with 214 total home runs last season.

The Astros’ .247 batting average ranked 13th in the majors.

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

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

Houston had the second-ranked team ERA across 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 hit 149 homers last season, which ranked 22nd in the majors.

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 9.0 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, eighth-best in baseball.

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

Astros Key Players to Watch (2022)

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

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

Alex Bregman collected 142 hits, posted an OBP of .367, and a .454 SLG.

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)

Clevinger has been named the starter for the White Sox and will make his first start this season.

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

Andrew Vaughn had 17 home runs and 76 RBI a season ago.

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 5, White Sox 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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