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White Sox vs Astros MLB Picks and Predictions ALDS Game 1

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros picks, predictions, and game preview for this 2021 MLB Playoffs ALDS Game 1 on Thursday at 4pm ET.

White Sox vs Astros odds

This Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros ALDS Game 1 is set to start this Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 4:00pm et at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The latest FanDuel odds have the Astros listed as -138 moneyline favorites and +146 against the spread. The over/under is currently at 8 total runs.

The oddsmakers have Houston as -130 favorites to win this ALDS series outright and this they have the second best odds right now to win the 2021 World Series at +450.

51% of the betting public currently has their money behind Houston as the home favorite.

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The Chicago White Sox had a great regular season, finishing 93-69 overall after winning 7 of their last 10 games played. The only red flag was that they were under .500 when playing on the road this season at 40-41 overall.

The good news is that they’ll have their stud Lance Lynn take the mound. He’s 11-6 overall this season with an ERA of 2.69.

He’s 4-3 on the road this season, but has an impressive ERA of 2.76. Lynn has a 5-7 record with an ERA of 4.41 and 98 strikeouts in 14 appearances against Houston in his career.

Chicago is 2-10 straight up in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Houston and the total has gone under in 9 of the White Sox’s last 13 games on the road.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros finished off their regular season on top of the AL West at 95-67 overall, but just 4-6 in their last 10 games. They had the fifth best regular season home record in the entire league at 51-30.

Houston comes into this game with the best bats overall in baseball, scoring an average of 5.33 runs per game and the sixth best defense in the league, giving up an average of 4.06 runs per game.

The Astros will have Lance McCullers Jr. get the start for this game 1. He’s 13-5 overall this season with an ERA of 3.16.

At home this season he’s 6-3 overall with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.191 WHIP. McCullers is 4-1 with an ERA of 2.17 and 43 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the White Sox in his career.

Jose Siri fractured his pinkie Friday, but was practicing yesterday, so he should be good to go, but it’s something to keep an eye on this series.

The Astros are 5-2 straight up in their last 7 games at home and the total has gone under in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the AL Central.

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