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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-26) Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros (40-28)
Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Lance Lynn (CHI) vs. Framber Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox +110 Astros -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
On Saturday night, the White Sox will face the Astros in Houston for game three. Game two is being played at 8:10 ET.
The Astros won the first game 10-2.
Lance Lynn will be starting for Chicago and Framber Valdez will go for Houston.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have played very well this year. So far, they are living up to high pre season expectations given to them.
This team is 43-26 which puts them in first place in the American League Central. The second place Indians are 3.5 games behind them.
Before the game one loss to the Astros, they beat the Rays for two out of three games. This is very impressive because the Rays have not been losing much this year. Chicago scored 13 runs and Tampa scored 12.
In the series against the Rays, the Chicago starters pitched well. Even in a loss, Lance Lynn looked good.
Lynn has had a very good year so far. He has a 7-2 record with a 1.63 ERA. In his last outing, he allowed 3 runs in 6 innings.
The White Sox have pitched well this year with a 3.27 ERA which is 5th in baseball. Dylan Cease did get roughed up against the Astros in game one, as he gave up 6 earned runs in 3.1 innings.
The Chicago offense has been very impressive this year. They are scoring 4.97 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball.
Shortstop Tim Anderson, first baseman Jose Abreu, and DH Yermin Mercedes have been some key hitters in their lineup.
They have only hit 67 home runs which is 22nd best. This is a bit surprising with how much power this team has.
The Astros have had a good start to their season and they came into this series playing some good baseball.
For as well as they have looked, they are second in the American League West with a record of 40-28, 2 games behind the Athletics.
Before this series, they beat the Rangers in two games. In that series the offense stayed hot scoring 14 runs.
Framber Valdez has been very effective this season as he has pitched to a 1.42 ERA. His last outing he went 7 innings and only allowed 1 run against the Twins.
The team ERA is 3.72 which is 11th in baseball. In game one, Jose Urquidy fired 7 innings and allowed 2 runs.
The Astros have the best offense in baseball with 5.62 runs scored per game. Some key names in this lineup are Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Carlos Correa.
They are 6th in baseball with 92 home runs hit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 44-14 in their last 58 games vs. a left handed starter.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. the American League West.
- White Sox are 35-17 in their last 52 games on grass.
Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros smoked the White Sox in the first game of the series. Chicago will need to respond in game 2 and I feel they have a good chance with Lance Lynn on the hill.
I do not see the White Sox having two bad games in a row here. Their offense went quiet in game one, but I expect that to change on Saturday largely based on how well they have hitten left handed pitching this year.
Both of these pitchers have been very good this year. I give the edge to Lance Lynn, though. It will be hard to shut down the Astros, but I do think he can do enough to help his team win.
I like the Chicago White Sox on the road as a +110 dog.
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