The Houston Astros take a trip to the south side of Chicago to take on the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. Below we will continue our MLB odds series with a Astros-White Sox prediction and pick. We will also let you know how to watch the game.

Astros-White Sox Projected Starters 

Framber Valdez vs. Jonathan Cannon

Framber Valdez (5-4) with a 3.99 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 67.2 innings pitched, 51K/19BB, .257 oBA

Last Start: at San Francisco Giants: Loss, 4 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

2024 Road Splits: 5 starts, 3.77 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 31 innings pitched, 23K/7BB, .254 oBA

Jonathan Cannon (0-1) with a 4.56 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 23.2 innings pitched, 24K/5BB, .281 oBA

Last Start: at Seattle Mariners: No Decision, 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts

2024 Home Splits: 3 games, 2 starts, 3.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 13 innings pitched, 12K/3BB, .264 oBA

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Astros-White Sox Odds

Houston Astros: -1.5 (-134)

Moneyline: -220

Chicago White Sox: +1.5 (+112)

Moneyline: +184

Over: 8.5 (-115)

Under: 8.5 (-105)

How to Watch Astros vs. White Sox

Time: 8:10 PM ET/5:10 PM PT

TV: Space City Home Network, NBC Sports Chicago

Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Astros Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Astros should be able to put some runs on the board in this one. Cannon is pretty good, but he will give up his fair share of hits. In fact, Cannon has a xBA in the 10th percentile in the MLB. His average exit velocity is in just the second percentile, as well. When he allows contact, it is usually hard contact. The Astros are seventh in the MLB in average exit velocity this year, so they should make plenty of loud contact in this one. If the Astros can continue to hit, they will win this game.

Along with their average exit velocity, the Astros rank second in batting average, fourth in slugging percentage, fourth in home runs, and they have the least amount of strikeouts in the MLB. Houston has a very good lineup, and that is going to show in this game. With Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, and Jose Altuve, the Astros should have no problem putting up some runs against the White Sox Tuesday night.

Why The White Sox Will Cover The Spread/Win

As mentioned, Cannon allows some hard contact. However, his ERA being below 5.00 suggests he does a decent job preventing opposing teams from capitalizing on their hits. In June, Cannon has thrown 10 innings, allowed just seven hits, struck out 11, and walked one. He is throwing the ball very well this month, and that has to continue against a very good Astros lineup. If Cannon can carry his last start into this one, the White Sox will be able to pull off the upset.

The Astros are a good offensive team, but they swing a lot. Houston has the sixth-highest swing percentage, fourth-highest first pitch swing percentage, and third-highest chase percentage in the MLB. The Astros will chase pitches out of the zone, and Cannon needs to take advantage of this. Nibbling on the corner, and even missing just off the plate will work to his advantage in this game. If Cannon can get the Astros to expand the zone, the White Sox will have a chance to win this game.

Final Astros-White Sox Prediction & Pick

I am not going to overthink this game. The Astros are the better team, and the better offense. I am going to take the Astros to not only win this game, but cover the spread, as well.

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Final Astros-White Sox Prediction & Pick: Astros -1.5 (-134)