White Sox vs. Astros Prediction & Odds
The defending champs will host the White Sox in their home opener when the Astros send Framber Valdez to the mound against Dylan Cease at 7:08 p.m. ET.
Will Houston come through as a home favorite or is Chicago the better bet as a road dog?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
979 Chicago White Sox (+140) at 980 Houston Astros (-165); o/u 7.5
7:08 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 30, 2023
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
White Sox vs. Astros Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 71% of bets are on the Astros moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Chicago White Sox DFS SPIN
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn told reporters that Yoán Moncada (back) will play on Opening Day after going through a team workout Wednesday. Moncada left last Sunday's game with what was descried as back tightness. He's apparently good to go for the start of the regular season.
Houston Astros DFS SPIN
Astros skipper Dusty Baker announced Tuesday that Cesar Salazar has earned a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. The 27-year-old is a catcher by trade, but also saw action at first base, second base and left field during the 2022 season in the minor leagues. There, he slashed .265/.338/.445 with 16 homers, 60 RBI and eight swipes over 102 games between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Sugar Land. He'll add depth and versatility to the Astros' bench, but is unlikely to make an impact from a fantasy perspective.
White Sox vs. Astros MLB Betting Trends
Under is 3-0-1 in White Sox last 4 road games
Under is 4-0-1 in Astros last 5 overall
Under is 8-2-1 in Astros last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15
Under is 4-1-1 in Astros last 6 home games
White Sox vs. Astros MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The White Sox are just 10-22 in their last 32 games versus the Astros and have dropped 20 of their last 28 games at Minute Maid Park. The Astros, meanwhile, are 40-13 in their last 53 games overall, are 44-16 in their last 60 home games and are 98-43 in their last 141 games versus American League Central opponents.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -165