Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 07/16/2021 Analysis, Betting Odds and Picks
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Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 07/16/2021 – An exciting three-game series is all set to get underway as the Houston Astros take on the Chicago White Sox from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Astros will enter this game holding a 55-36 record on the season. Houston is one of the top teams in the majors as they continue to dominate the AL West Division play. Chicago White Sox will enter this game holding a 54-35 record on the season. The White Sox have dominated the AL Central Division as they remain ahead of their opponents. The top online sportsbook is available online as these top teams open an anticipated series.
Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox 07/16/2021
Houston Astros continue to battle with the Athletics and is three-plus games ahead in the AL West. The Astros are coming off a winning record after defeating the Yankees in their last game with an 8-7 final score. Houston has an ERA of 3.60 with a WHIP of 1.20. The Astros are touching a batting clip of .222. Overall, they have smashed 496 runs on the season and are touching an average of .344 with their OBP. Houston will need to win several games in order to stay ahead of the Athletics.
Players to watch: J. Altuve 2B (GP 78, AB 317, R 65, H 88, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 20, RBI 55, TB 158, BB 43, SO 58, SB 4, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.498, OPS 0.86, WAR 3), Y. Gurriel 1B (GP 84, AB 307, R 44, H 96, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 10, RBI 54, TB 145, BB 36, SO 34, SB 1, AVG 0.313, OBP 0.377, SLG 0.472, OPS 0.85, WAR 1.8).
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox have set the standards high after dominating all their opponents in their AL Central Division. The White Sox will enter this game riding a hot six-game winning streak. Chicago smashed seven runs in their last game and gave up just five to the Orioles. The White Sox are touching an average of .257 and have smashed 456 runs in total. Overall, they are touching an OBP of .341. As a whole team, Chicago is touching an ERA of 3.58 on the season with a spectacular WHIP of 1.21.
Players to watch: T. Anderson SS (GP 74, AB 311, R 55, H 96, 2B 18, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 32, TB 132, BB 17, SO 78, SB 14, AVG 0.309, OBP 0.345, SLG 0.424, OPS 0.77, WAR 2.2), J. Abreu 1B (GP 83, AB 308, R 45, H 78, 2B 14, 3B 1, HR 15, RBI 66, TB 139, BB 32, SO 86, SB 1, AVG 0.253, OBP 0.334, SLG 0.451, OPS 0.786, WAR 1.2).
Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Chicago White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox’s last 14 games.
Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Betting Picks
The Astros are doing their best to make it past opponents out of their league. Houston will take out the White Sox in this series opener with their potential batting unit. The MLB betting picks are in favor of the Astros to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Astros 7, White Sox 3.