Astros vs White Sox Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 18, 2022

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In the final game of a four-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago White Sox (61-57) face the Houston Astros (76-43), Thursday at 2:10 PM ET. On the hill for the Astros will be Luis Garcia (9-8), opposed by the White Sox’s Lucas Giolito (9-6).

Despite playing on the road, the Astros are still a decent moneyline favorite (-134) over the White Sox (+114). The contest has an over/under set at 8.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-134)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -116, Under: -105)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. White Sox

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Leury García 10 Day Injury List Back
Tim Anderson 10 Day Injury List Hand
Aaron Bummer 15 Day Injury List Back
Kyle Crick 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Danny Mendick 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jonathan Stiever 60 Day Injury List Back
Garrett Crochet 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Luis Robert Day-to-day Wrist
Joe Kelly Day-to-day Illness

Last Time Out: Astros and White Sox

The Astros defeated the White Sox 3-2 yesterday, with Framber Valdez getting the win (7.00 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 6 K) and Yordan Alvarez leading the way offensively (going 1-for-2 with an RBI). Michael Kopech (6.00 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 K) took the loss for the White Sox.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have entered the game as favorites 103 times this season and won 69, or 67%, of those games. Houston is 57-28 this season when entering a game favored by -134 or more on the moneyline. The Astros have a 57.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 44 of their 119 opportunities. The Astros are 61-58-0 ATS in their 119 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 101 .297 (16) .401 (3) .617 (3) 7.4% (3) 19.2% (68) 14.5% (4)
Alex Bregman 115 .258 (69) .364 (22) .450 (46) 3.3% (63) 12.2% (12) 13.3% (9)
Kyle Tucker 111 .250 (87) .334 (68) .466 (33) 4.8% (21) 15.7% (36) 11.4% (26)
Jose Altuve 102 .275 (38) .365 (21) .500 (16) 4.6% (25) 14.6% (21) 11.0% (33)
Yuli Gurriel 108 .243 (102) .290 (129) .377 (117) 1.7% (115) 12.5% (14) 5.2% (133)

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The White Sox have been chosen as underdogs in 43 games this year and have walked away with the win 20 times (46.5%) in those games. Chicago has a win-loss record of 10-15 when favored by +114 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The White Sox have an implied victory probability of 46.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 51 of their 118 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The White Sox are 55-63-0 against the spread in their 118 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Abreu 116 .309 (7) .384 (7) .467 (31) 2.8% (84) 15.9% (40) 10.2% (43)
Andrew Vaughn 95 .295 (20) .343 (49) .463 (35) 3.2% (65) 15.7% (36) 5.5% (130)
Luis Robert 83 .301 (-) .336 (-) .454 (-) 3.4% (-) 18.4% (-) 4.2% (-)
A.J. Pollock 97 .240 (-) .289 (-) .369 (-) 1.9% (-) 19.4% (-) 6.4% (-)
Josh Harrison 89 .246 (-) .311 (-) .373 (-) 1.9% (-) 16.3% (-) 5.4% (-)

Astros vs. White Sox Picks and Predictions

Our pick for Astros vs. White Sox is the Astros (-134 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we prefer the over on 8 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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