The Astros are the heavy favorite on the money line today, as they are facing the White Sox, who are 20-55 this season. Houston is 34-40 and is 2nd in the AL West. Today's forecast in Chicago calls for temperatures in the low 80s and partly cloudy skies.

Thursday's over/under line is at 9 runs, and the Astros will start Spencer Arrighetti vs. Chris Flexen for the White Sox. First pitch from Guaranteed Rate Field is set for 2:10 PM ET.

HOUSTON ASTROS VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Astros Moneyline -177

This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field at 2:10 ET on Thursday, June 20th.

HOW TO BET THE ASTROS VS WHITE SOX:

  • We have the Astros winning by a score of 6 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Astros to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 10 runs and like the over

Houston picked up a 4-1 road win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this series. The Astros had a big 2nd inning, scoring three of their four runs. As for the White Sox, they scored their only run in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Astros were favored at -116 on the money line.

Both teams finished with 12 hits in the game, but the Astros had more extra-base hits with four compared to the White Sox's one. Houston also struck out just nine times, while the White Sox went down on strikes 10 times.

Hunter Brown pitched well for the Astros in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with six strikeouts and didn't issue a walk. Josh Hader closed things out. Garrett Crochet had a rough outing for the White Sox, taking the loss.

Astros Records & Stats

Houston is 34-40 overall and trails the Mariners by nine games in the AL West. So far, they have gone 15-12 in divisional games. The Astros are at an even 19-19 on the road this year.

The Astros have been the favorite in most of their games, as they are 27-32 in those matchups. As the underdog, the Astros are 7-8 this year. So far, they are 11-11-1 in series this year, and they are currently tied 1-1 in their series vs. the White Sox.

When the Astros are on the road, they are 32-42 on the run line, with a scoring margin of -0.6 runs per game. They are 15-21 on the run line on the road, and 8-7 as an underdog. Their average run margin in all games is +0.1 runs per game, and +0.7 runs per game at home.

When the Astros hit the road to take on the White Sox, the over/under line is set at 9 runs. Houston's games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 26-45. When the line is set at 9 runs, they have gone 9-6-2, and 18.9% of their games have had higher lines than 9 runs. Their games have had lines set at 9 runs or lower 58.1% of the time, and the under has hit in their last three games.

Houston is sending Spencer Arrighetti to the mound today, and he comes in with a record of 3-6 and an ERA of 6.37. Looking at his overall numbers, Arrighetti has made 12 starts, and opponents are batting .274 off him this year. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in just one quality start and is averaging 10.57 strikeouts per nine innings. Arrighetti's ERA at home is 11.2 compared to 7.8 on the road. His last outing was a disaster, as he gave up seven earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. He took the loss in that outing.

Heading into today's game, the Astros are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.8 runs per game. Overall, they are the league's top hitting team, with a team batting average of .259. Houston also has the fewest strikeouts in the league and are 4th in home runs.

Jose Altuve has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 13/36 in his last nine games with two homers and seven RBIs. For the season, he is batting .297. Kyle Tucker has been the Astros' top power threat, as he is 4th in the league with 19 homers. Tucker also leads the team with 40 RBIs.

White Sox Records & Stats

With a record of 20-55, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 27 games for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19 this year. Chicago will be at home today, where they are 13-24 compared to 7-31 on the road.

Chicago has dropped two straight series and are 4-17-2 in series play this year. As the underdog, the White Sox are 17-55 this year and a perfect 3-0 as the favorite. So far, they are 7-24 in day games and 13-31 in night games.

When the White Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.8 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.9 runs per game. As a result, their run line record is 33-42 overall, and 18-19 at home. They are 3-0 vs. the run line as the favorite, but 30-42 as the underdog. Their average run margin for the season is -2.1 runs per game.

Chicago White Sox games have gone under the total in 80% of their games this season, including a 3-8-1 record when the over/under line is set at 9 runs. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game, and they are on a 2-game under streak. The White Sox have had just 3 games with an over/under line set higher than 9 runs this season, accounting for just 4.0% of their games.

Right-hander Chris Flexen gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Astros at home. Flexen has made 13 starts this year and has a record of 2-6 with a 5.35 ERA. Looking back at his last outing, Flexen took the loss, going 3 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs on two homers to the Diamondbacks. Before that outing, he had put together two straight quality starts. Flexen's ERA at home is 6.61 compared to 5.42 on the road.

For the White Sox to get their offense going, they will need a big game from Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong, as they are the team's top two home run hitters and are also the top two hitters in terms of RBIs. DeJong has gone deep 14 times this season, which is 9th in the league, and Vaughn is 2nd on the team and 14th in the MLB with nine homers. Over his last 10 games, Vaughn has three homers and is hitting .326, while DeJong is batting .250 in that stretch.

Overall, the White Sox are the worst hitting team in the league, as they are batting just .219 and are also dead last in on-base percentage and OPS. Collectively, they are averaging just 3.1 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league.