White Sox Vs Astros: ALDS Game 4 Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – October 11, 2021

Written By Staff on October 12, 2021

The Chicago White Sox play the Houston Astros (95-67) at 2:07 PM ET on Tuesday featuring a matchup of two of MLB’s most consistent hitters. Tim Anderson has a batting average of .309 (fifth in the league) for the White Sox, and Yuli Gurriel ranks second at .319 for the Astros. Carlos Rodon starts for Chicago (-110 to win), and Lance McCullers Jr. is Houston’s (-110) pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 12, 2021, 1:00 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

Rodón (CHW) Pitcher McCullers Jr. (HOU)
13 – 5 W/L 13 – 5
132.2 IP 162.1
2.37 ERA 3.16
0.950 WHIP 1.220
12.6 K/9 10.3
2.4 BB/9 4.2

White Sox Probable Starter Carlos Rodón

  • Rodon makes the start for the White Sox, his 25th of the season. He is 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Thursday, Sept. 30, the left-hander threw five scoreless innings against the Reds while surrendering one hit.
  • The opposing Astros offense has a collective .268 batting average, and is first in the league with 1497 total hits and first in MLB play with 863 runs scored. They have the third-ranked slugging percentage (.445) and rank ninth in home runs (221) in all of MLB.
  • The White Sox are 14-6 in Rodon’s 20 starts this season with Chicago as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 12, 2021 at 1:41 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Rodón

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 30 .100 3 0 1 .100 .200
José Altuve 20 .250 5 1 2 .318 .718
Yuli Gurriel 12 .250 3 0 0 .308 .558
Carlos Correa 10 .200 2 0 0 .273 .473
Martín Maldonado 8 .000 0 0 1 .111 .111
Yordan Alvarez 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Alex Bregman 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Chas McCormick 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aledmys Díaz 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
Jason Castro 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666

Astros Probable Starter Lance McCullers Jr.

  • The Astros will hand the ball to McCullers (13-5) for his 29th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he allowed four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox.
  • The White Sox rank fifth in MLB with a .256 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 10th in the league (.422) and 190 home runs.
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 12, 2021 at 1:41 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs McCullers Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 21 .238 5 0 0 .238 .476
Yoán Moncada 12 .250 3 0 1 .400 .733
Tim Anderson 11 .182 2 0 0 .250 .614
Leury García 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Adam Engel 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Andrew Vaughn 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yasmani Grandal 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Cesar Hernández 4 .500 2 0 1 .667 1.667
Gavin Sheets 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Eloy Jiménez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox average 5.2 runs per game at home compared to 4.6 per contest on the road.
  • The White Sox are the seventh-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.9 runs per game (796 total).
  • The White Sox have won 63% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (80-47).
  • Chicago has a 79-46 record (winning 63.2% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -110 or shorter.
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 160 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 69 of those games (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 have scored the most runs (863) in baseball so far this year.
  • In 82 road games this season, they’ve scored 5.4 runs per contest compared to the 5.3 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Astros have been the underdog 27 times and won 13, or 48.1%, of those games.
  • Houston has a record of 13-15, a 46.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -110 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 83 of their 162 games with a total.
  • Over the past 10 games, Houston has been the underdog just once and lost that contest.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has accumulated a team-high 30 home runs and 117 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Abreu’s 117 RBI rank second.
  • Anderson is hitting .309 with 29 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Anderson ranks 21st in hits (163), and fifth in AVG (.309).
  • Anderson heads into this matchup on a nine-game hitting streak. During that streak he is hitting .450 with a double, a home run, two walks and four 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.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Tucker ranks 17th in AVG (.294), and 10th in SLG (.557).
  • Gurriel leads Houston in batting with a .319 average while slugging 15 homers and driving in 81 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Gurriel ranks second in AVG (.319), sixth in OBP (.383), and 12th in hits (169) in the league.

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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