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Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox 10/10/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Odds & Info

Game Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros
Date & Time Sunday October 10, 2021, 8:07 PM (EDT)
Guaranteed Rate Field
Latest odds
CHW -117 ; Total 8.5
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Guaranteed Rate Field will play host to a Sunday night MLB playoff clash between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox. The Astros ranked seventh in the majors with a 3.76 team ERA and have limited the White Sox to five runs through the first two games of this best-of-five series. On Friday, Houston OF Kyle Tucker capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-run shot during a 9-4 home victory.

Twenty-four year old righty Luis Garcia (11-8 3.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros in this matchup. Through 155 plus innings, Garcia has struck out 167 batters and owns a solid 1.17 WHIP.

The Chicago White Sox won 53 of their 81 home games during the regular season and need to win on Sunday to stave off elimination. During Friday’s loss, Chicago OF Luis Robert collected three hits and scored a pair of runs. SP Lucas Giolito gave up four runs in four plus innings and did not factor in the decision for the White Sox.

Chicago manager Tony La Russa will turn to hard-throwing righty Dylan Cease (13-7 3.91 ERA) on Sunday. In 16 home starts this season, Cease was 6-2 with a 3.18 ERA and fanned 115 batters across 85 frames.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
  • White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • White Sox are 12-5 in their last 17 games following a loss.
  • Under is 4-1 in Astros last 5 playoff road games.
  • Under is 7-3-1 in White Sox last 11 overall.

Free MLB Pick:

Chicago White Sox -117

Chicago OF Brian Goodwin is currently on the 10-day injured list with back spasms and his status for this game is uncertain. Through 162 games, Houston ranks 2nd in OPS and 1st in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 7th in OPS and 7th in runs scored. Take the White Sox to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Chicago White Sox win 5-3.

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