Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros: ALDS Game 3 Best Odds and Preview for October 10, 2021


By Claudio Fortuna | October 9, 2021, 9:46 am

Two of MLB’s best hitters face off when the Chicago White Sox (93-69) and the Houston Astros (95-67) meet at 8:07 PM ET on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Tim Anderson has a .309 batting average (fifth in the league) for the favored White Sox (-130), and Yuli Gurriel ranks second in MLB action hitting .319 this season for the underdog Astros (+110).

Chicago has yet to name a starter while Houston is expected to start Luis Garcia.

Best Odds for Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.

White Sox Insights

Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have been victorous in 81, or 63.3%, of the 128 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Chicago and their opponents have hit the over in 71 of their 162 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The White Sox are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking seventh with 796 total runs this season.
  • Chicago has played as the favorite in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 7-3 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the White Sox and their foes are 3-6-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Luis Robert 68 .338 .378 .567 13 43 93
Yasmani Grandal 92 .240 .420 .520 23 62 67
Adam Engel 38 .252 .336 .496 7 18 31
José Abreu 152 .261 .351 .481 30 117 148
Gavin Sheets 54 .250 .324 .506 11 34 40
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Astros Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 12 of the 27 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (44.4%).
  • In the 162 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 85 times (85-69-8).
  • The Astros are the top-scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.3 runs per game (863 total).
  • Over the last 10 games, Houston has been named the moneyline underdog by oddsmakers just one time, a game it lost.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Astros and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Astros are sending Garcia (11-8) to make his 29th start of the season. He is 11-8 with a 3.24 ERA and 167 strikeouts through 155 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, Sept. 30, the righty threw five innings against the Rays, allowing three earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Garcia’s team has compiled a 16-12 record in his 28 starts.
  • Garcia has had 28 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined to hit the over in nine of those matchups.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jose Siri 15 .304 .347 .609 4 9 14
Kyle Tucker 137 .294 .359 .557 30 92 149
Yordan Alvarez 144 .277 .346 .531 33 104 149
Carlos Correa 148 .279 .366 .485 26 92 155
Yuli Gurriel 141 .319 .383 .462 15 81 169

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