White Sox vs. Astros Game 1 Prediction

White Sox vs. Astros, 10/7/21 ALDS Game 1 Betting Predictions

Game 1 of the ALDS between the White Sox and Astros takes place on Thursday afternoon in Houston. Will the Astros take today’s matchup with Lance McCullers Jr. set to oppose Lance Lynn in the pitching matchup?

Game Snapshot

911 Chicago White Sox (+115) at 912 Houston Astros (-135); o/u 7.5

4:07 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 7, 2021

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Chicago White Sox DFS Spin

Jose Abreu (illness) will go through pregame warmups before the White Sox decide on his status for ALDS Game 1 on Thursday in Houston. Abreu has been battling flu-like symptoms for much of the past week, but he's improving steadily and seems likely to play in the best-of-five opener. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said he has two different lineups prepared for Game 1. Look for an official decision on Abreu within the next hour.

Houston Astros DFS Spin

Michael Brantley is playing left field and hitting second for the Astros in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday versus the White Sox. Brantley missed a chunk of time in the final month of the regular season due to right knee discomfort, but all is well with the veteran OBP machine leading into this best-of-five series. The full lineup for Houston against right-hander Lance Lynn: Jose Altuve 2B, Michael Brantley LF, Alex Bregman 3B, Yordan Alvarez DH, Yuli Gurriel 1B, Carlos Correa SS, Kyle Tucker RF, Jake Meyers CF, Martin Maldonado C. Lance McCullers is on the bump.

White Sox vs. Astros Game 1 ALDS Prediction

The White Sox are 0-4 in their last four games versus the Astros, are 1-4 in their last five playoff road games and are 2-5 in their last seven postseason games overall. They’re also 15-40 in their last 55 games as a road underdog and are 15-36 in their last 51 games as an underdog overall. The Astros, meanwhile, are 8-1 in their last nine divisional playoff home games, are 4-1 in their last five divisional playoff games and are 55-18 in their last 73 games following an off day.



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