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2021 MLB Handicapping: ALDS Game 4
(2-1) Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox (1-2)
Date: Monday, October 11th, 2021
Time: 3:37 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Jose Urquidy (HOU) vs. Carlos Rodon (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros +113 White Sox -123 (Bet Now!)
MLB run line Betting Odds: Astros +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The White Sox have forced game 4 of this series.
Jose Urquidy is going for the Astros and Carlos Rodon is going for the White Sox.
The Astros have taken the first 2 games of the series, but the Sox came back and won on Sunday by a score of 12-6.
The Astros will look to keep up their good play and cap off this series. Even though they dropped game 3, I do not sense any panic in them.
In game 2, Houston was behind and they had to come back and win. On Sunday, they had the lead, but could not hold it.
It looked like Houston was going to complete the sweep on Sunday, but Chicago had other plans.
Luis Garcia was not great. He went 2.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Sunday.
Houston will now turn to Jose Urquidy. The right-hander was 8-3 with an ERA of 3.62. He will look to contain this powerful offense.
During the regular season, the pitching for this squad was quite good. They held true for the first two games but did not game in the third game.
Even in defeat, the offense looked pretty good. It should not surprise folks that this team leads the Majors in runs scored per game.
The Astros have hit their home runs in this series, but they have not depended on it. They have been able to string together base runners and produce runs.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox clearly did not want their season to end on Sunday. They did a good job of prolonging the series and now they will look to tie it up.
Chicago did a good job of battling back in game 3. For a while, it did not look good for them at all, but they came back and won.
It was evident that the White Sox were playing with a sense of urgency that they did seem to be playing within the first 2 games.
Dylan Cease was not effective on Sunday. He went 1.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs in that game.
The White Sox are relying on Carlos Rodon to pitch well this one. During the season, he was 13-5 with an ERA of 2.37. He will have to be really sharp if he wishes to shut down this powerful offense of Houston.
The pitching for this team was very good throughout the year, but it has really not been great so far in the playoffs. They will look to be much better in this one.
The offense really struggled in the first two games, but they seemed to find something on Sunday. They will look to carry that over to Monday.
One good thing about this offense is they do not depend on the home run ball. They have plenty of powerful hitters, but they have other ways of manufacturing runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Astros are 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
- The Astros are 0-4 in their last 4 road games as an underdog.
- The Astros are 0-6 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Astros are 0-5 in their last 5 road games.
- The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The White Sox finally proved that they can hang with the Astros. For a while, it did not look that way, but they certainly have made things more interesting.
Chicago certainly has its hands full, but I am going to go ahead and pick Chicago again. I think the momentum has shifted a little bit to them and I really like the fact that they are playing at home. I look for them to come out energized on Monday.
The main reason I feel good about the Sox here is their pitching. I look for Rodon to give his team some length and for the White Sox to do enough against Urquidy to get a win.
I like the White Sox as slight home favorites.
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