Astros Game Today: Astros vs White Sox Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV Channel for October 7

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On Thursday, the Houston Astros return to action for the first time since last Sunday, when the ball club walked-off the Oakland A’s to close out the regular season. They enter their sixth postseason in the last seven years, as they will be the second seed.

The Chicago White Sox roll into town with a heavy right-handed hitting lineup that has fed off left-handed hurlers this season. Questions still circle All-Star Carlos Rodon’s status, while Jose Abreu is expected to play after having flu-like symptoms.

Game 1 of the ALDS will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston with more to come on the starting lineup and the postseason roster throughout the day on Thursday.

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What Time is the Astros Game Today?

First pitch for Thursday’s game is scheduled for 3:07 p.m. CT.

What Channel is the Astros Game on Today?

Today’s game will be broadcasted on Fox Sports 1, exclusively, with it being a postseason game. Adam Amin and A.J. Pierzynski will be on the call.

Astros vs. White Sox Odds Today

On the moneyline, the Astros are at -135 with the White Sox at +125 by WynnBET.

The spread is set at -1.5 (+145) for the Astros and +1.5 (-165) for the White Sox. If you’re looking to bet on total runs for the game (7.5), the under is set at -105 and the over is set at -125. For more ALDS bets, check out WynnBet.

Astros Pitcher Today: Lance McCullers Jr.

Lance McCullers Jr. will hit the bump for Houston in Game 1, as the right-hander has thrived against premier opponents this season. McCullers faced the White Sox earlier in the season on June 20 at Minute Maid Park.

McCullers tossed a six-inning quality start, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks. The right-hander also punched out four in that span. On July 16 in Chicago, McCullers worked seven innings, while only granting one run on two hits and two walks. He also struck out 10 in the process.

Astros Starting Lineup and ALDS roster

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White Sox vs. Astros Prediction Today

Every postseason game could be close, but with McCullers on the mound at home and while playing a team he favors well against, Houston can work their way to a Game 1 victory.

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Astros vs. White Sox Live Stream

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