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Moneyline pick, best player prop for White Sox vs. Astros on Saturday

We go over some of the best betting options for Saturday’s matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.

Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 3, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros will continue their four-game set at 7:15 p.m. ET. Lance Lynn will be on the mound for the White Sox, while Framber Valdez will start for the Astros. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

White Sox vs. Astros, 7:15 p.m. ET

Moneyline pick: White Sox +112

The White Sox need a win on Saturday against the Astros after losing the first two games by a combined score of 12-3. Chicago is 3-3 this month in their last six road games against the Cleveland Indians and Houston.

The White Sox should be able to get back into the win column with Lance Lynn on the mound. The veteran pitcher is having one of his best seasons on the mound this season with a 7-2 record and 1.51 ERA in 12 starts. Lynn has been phenomenal on the road this season with a 1.15 ERA (three starts). The White Sox are 1-2 in the 34-year-old’s road starts. Framber Valdez has been pretty good for the Astros too this season with a 3-0 record and 1.42 ERA. But Chicago’s offense has been equally good against lefties this season, slugging .279/.351/.464.

Player Prop: Lance Lynn over 5.5 strikeouts (-125)

If the White Sox wants to snap their two-game losing skid, it will fall on the shoulders and arm of Lynn. The veteran starting pitcher has gone over 5.5 strikeouts in 9 out of 12 starts this season. He’s also gone his strikeout prop in three straight games. Lynn will be going up against a Astros’ squad that does not much, averaging 7.25 strikeouts per game (1st in the MLB).

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