Astros vs. White Sox Prediction
Yordan Alvarez and the Astros split their first two games of their three-game series with the White Sox in Chicago and will now play the rubber match at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday. With Framber Valdez set to oppose Carlos Rodon in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play in the series finale this afternoon?
919 Houston Astros (+112) at 920 Chicago White Sox (-121); o/u 8.5
2:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 18, 2021
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Houston Astros DFS Notes
Abraham Toro smacked his fourth home run of the season on Saturday -- accounting for the Astros only run in a loss to the White Sox. The Astros had been held off the board completely until Toro's 364-foot blast off of Lucas Giolito in the eighth inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .222/.297/.367 with four long balls and 17 RBI on the season.
Chicago White Sox DFS Notes
Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a double, homer and two RBI as the White Sox routed the Astros 10-1 on Saturday night. Anderson smacked the second of back-to-back homers with Zack Collins off of Jake Odorizzi in the third inning, giving the White Sox an early 2-0 lead. He added an RBI single in the fourth inning, then doubled and rode home on Jose Abreu's three-run blast in the sixth. He's having another tremendous season atop the White Sox lineup, slashing .316/.351/.447 with seven homers, 34 RBI and 14 stolen bases through 76 games.
Astros vs. White Sox MLB Betting Prediction
Despite being spanked last night, the Astros are still a good bet in Chicago this afternoon. They’re 5-2 in their last seven games versus the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field and have won five of the previous six meetings with Chicago overall. They’re also still 5-1 in their last six road games, are 16-5 in their last 21 games when playing the third game of a series and are 29-13 in their last 42 games overall.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS +112