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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 10/08/2021 Game 2 Forecast American League Division Series
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Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 10/08/2021 – The Chicago White Sox will remain on the road at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas as they take on the Houston Astros in their second game of a five-game series. The White Sox are already in trouble as they dropped their series opener on the road. The Houston Astros took the lead last night and they need to win two of their four remaining games. Chicago will need to win three of their four games to make it to the next round. The baseball postseason predictions are flourishing online with the odds and lines of every single game.
Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 10/08/2021
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox seem to be in trouble as they take on the Astros at their home turf. The White Sox were terrible with their pitching unit last night as they gave up six and scored just one in return. Chicago had runners in scoring position while they went one for eight. Seven men were left on base and Lance Lynn dropped his first postseason game. Lucas Giolito will take the nod here as their starter. The righty has an 11-9 record on the season with an ERA of 3.53. The White Sox were successful in Giolito’s last five starts.
Players to watch: Jose Abreu 1B (GP 152, AB 566, R 86, H 148, 2B 30, 3B 2, HR 30, RBI 117, TB 272, BB 61, SO 143, SB 1, AVG 0.261, OBP 0.351, SLG 0.481, OPS 0.831, WAR 3), Tim Anderson SS (GP 123, AB 527, R 94, H 163, 2B 29, 3B 2, HR 17, RBI 61, TB 247, BB 22, SO 119, SB 18, AVG 0.309, OBP 0.338, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.806, WAR 4.6).
The Houston Astros have secured a lead and they will stop at nothing at their home ground. The Astros went deep from the plate with Yordan Alvarez’s two-run shot. Jose Altuve powered the offense with a couple of runs. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. was impressive on the mound with six scoreless frames. Framber Valdez will get the ball here as their starter in this game. Valdez has an 11-6 record on the season with an ERA of 3.14. Valdez has given up home runs to the White Sox this season and holds an ERA of 4.05.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 146, AB 602, R 117, H 167, 2B 32, 3B 1, HR 31, RBI 83, TB 294, BB 66, SO 91, SB 5, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.35, SLG 0.488, OPS 0.838, WAR 4.4), Carlos Correa SS (GP 148, AB 555, R 104, H 155, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 26, RBI 92, TB 269, BB 75, SO 116, SB 0, AVG 0.279, OBP 0.366, SLG 0.485, OPS 0.85, WAR 7.2).
Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
Chicago White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games.
Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
This game totally depends on the batting potential as both starting pitchers have a similar ERA. Houston seems to hold the key to success as they rank first in runs scored. The White Sox are holding the seventh in runs scored. The postseason MLB picks favor the Astros to win.
Score Prediction: Astros 6, White Sox 4.