White Sox Vs Astros: ALDS Game 3 Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – October 10, 2021

Written By Staff on October 10, 2021

Tim Anderson leads the Chicago White Sox (93-69) into a matchup against Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros (95-67) on Sunday at 8:07 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. Anderson is batting .309, the fifth-best batting average in the league, and Gurriel ranks second at .319. Dylan Cease starts for Chicago (-125 to win) while Houston (+105) will counter with Luis Garcia.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 10, 2021, 7:00 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Astros Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Garcia (HOU)
13 – 7 W/L 11 – 8
165.2 IP 155.1
3.91 ERA 3.24
1.250 WHIP 1.160
12.3 K/9 9.7
3.7 BB/9 2.8

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease gets the start for the White Sox, his 33rd of the season. He is 13-7 with a 3.91 ERA and 226 strikeouts in 165 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s most recent time out was on Sunday, Oct. 3 against the Tigers, when he went four innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • He will take the mound against an Astros offense that is batting .268 as a unit (first in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .445 (third in the league) with 221 total home runs (ninth in MLB play).
  • The White Sox have been favored on the moneyline in 24 of Cease’s starts this season, and they went 16-8 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 10, 2021 at 7:39 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 8 .125 1 0 1 .125 .375
José Altuve 8 .500 4 1 1 .500 1.375
Yuli Gurriel 7 .429 3 0 2 .500 1.071
Michael Brantley 7 .429 3 2 4 .500 1.929
Yordan Alvarez 5 .000 0 0 0 .375 .375
Kyle Tucker 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Jason Castro 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Chas McCormick 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aledmys Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667
Martín Maldonado 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Astros Probable Starter Luis Garcia

  • The Astros will send Garcia (11-8) to the mound for his 29th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed seven hits in five innings pitched against the Rays on Thursday, Sept. 30.
  • The White Sox have scored 796 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They have 1371 hits, fifth in baseball, with 190 home runs (19th in the league).
  • His team has won 50% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (3-3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 10, 2021 at 7:39 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tim Anderson 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Andrew Vaughn 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Zack Collins 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Yoán Moncada 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Cesar Hernández 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Abreu 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Danny Mendick 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Yasmani Grandal 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox’s offense is averaging 5.1 runs in home games while scoring 4.6 per game away from Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The White Sox are the seventh-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.9 runs per game (796 total).
  • The White Sox have an 80-47 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 63% of those games).
  • Chicago has a 70-41 record (winning 63.1% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -125 or shorter.
  • In the 160 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Chicago, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 69 times (69-81-10).
  • Chicago went 7-3 over the 10 games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.
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Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros lead MLB with 863 runs scored this season.
  • In 81 road games this season, they’ve scored 5.4 runs per contest compared to the 5.3 per game they average at home.
  • The Astros have been underdogs in 27 games this season and won 13 (48.1%) of those contests.
  • Houston has a record of 6-5 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 83 of their 162 games with a total.
  • Houston has been the underdog once in the past 10 games and lost that contest.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has racked up a team-best 30 home runs and 117 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Abreu ranks second in RBI.
  • Anderson has 29 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 22 walks while hitting .309.
  • Anderson ranks 21st in hits (163), and fifth in AVG (.309) among the qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Anderson has safely hit in eight games in a row. During that streak he is batting .441 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBIs.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 566 .261 86 30 117 .351 .832
Tim Anderson 527 .309 94 17 61 .338 .807
Yoán Moncada 520 .263 74 14 61 .375 .787
Andrew Vaughn 417 .233 56 15 48 .307 .698
Leury García 415 .267 60 5 54 .335 .711
César Hernández 376 .231 60 18 47 .307 .738
Yasmani Grandal 279 .240 60 23 62 .420 .940
Luis Robert 275 .338 42 13 43 .378 .945
Eloy Jiménez 213 .249 23 10 37 .303 .740
Zack Collins 195 .210 25 4 26 .330 .668

Astros Players to Watch

  • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 149 hits, an OBP of .359 plus a slugging percentage of .557.
  • Tucker’s .294 AVG ranks 17th, and his .557 SLG ranks 10th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Gurriel leads Houston in batting with a .319 average while slugging 15 homers and driving in 81 runs.
  • Gurriel ranks 12th in hits (169), second in AVG (.319), and sixth in OBP (.383) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jose Altuve 601 .278 117 31 83 .350 .839
Carlos Correa 555 .279 104 26 92 .366 .851
Yordan Alvarez 537 .277 92 33 104 .346 .877
Yuli Gurriel 530 .319 83 15 81 .383 .845
Kyle Tucker 506 .294 83 30 92 .359 .916
Michael Brantley 469 .311 68 8 47 .362 .799
Martín Maldonado 373 .172 40 12 36 .272 .572
Alex Bregman 348 .270 54 12 55 .355 .777
Aledmys Díaz 294 .259 28 8 45 .317 .722
Chas McCormick 284 .257 47 14 50 .319 .766

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