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2021 MLB Handicapping
(55-36) Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox (54-52)
Date: Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi(HOU) vs. Lucas Giolito (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -105 White Sox -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Astros will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 2 Saturday at 7:15 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 8:10 ET.
The last time these teams met the Astros swept a 4 game set.
Jake Odorizzi is going for the Astros and Lucas Giolito will get the start for the White Sox.
The Astros have had a very good season so far. They come into this series having lost 2 of their last 3 games.
Houston remains 1st in the American League West with a record of 55-36. They are 3.5 games ahead of the Athletics.
The Astros dropped 2 of 3 against the Yankees this past weekend. They did come back and get a win on Sunday 8-7. In that series, the Astros scored 8 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Framber Valdez went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Sunday.
Jake Odorizzi has been solid so far. He is 3-4 with a 3.61 ERA. His last start was against the Yankees last Friday where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Yankees won this game 4-0.
The pitching for this team has been solid so far. They have an ERA of 3.60 which is 9th best in the game.
Their offense is the best in baseball when it comes to runs per game. They are scoring 5.45 runs per game.
Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman are both currently hurt. They will need those players to return if they want to keep playing well.
Houston has hit 116 home runs which is 7th best in baseball.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have played good so far this year. They have won 5 games in a row.
With a record of 54-35, they are 1st in the American League Central. They are 8 games ahead of the Indians.
Chicago swept the Orioles in a 3 game set over the weekend. They won 7-5 on Sunday. In that series, the Sox scored 27 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Dylan Cease went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Sunday.
Lucas Giolito has not been great so far this year. He is 7-6 with a 4.15 ERA. His last outing was against the Orioles on Saturday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Sox won this game 8-3.
They have done a good job pitching so far this year. They have an ERA of 3.58 which is 8th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been good. They are scoring 5.12 runs per game which is 3rd best in the game.
The southsiders have hit 92 home runs which is 24th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 8.0-9.5.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 road games with the total set at 9.5.
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 games on grass.
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- White Sox are 47-18 in their last 65 home games.
Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
This series features 2 of the better teams in the American League. I like the Sox in game 2.
Chicago is looking to get back at Houston after they beat them 4 games in a row back in June. I expect the White Sox to be sharp in this game.
Giolito will have his hands full going against this offense, but I do think he can do enough to contain the Astros lineup. I look for the White Sox to do enough against Odorizzi.
I will lay the 116 with the White Sox in this one.
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