White Sox vs. Astros MLB Prediction
The Astros routed the White Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday afternoon, but will Chicago take Game 2 on Friday? First pitch is set for 2:07 p.m. ET on Friday from Houston.
915 Chicago White Sox (+107) at 916 Houston Astros (-129); o/u 8
2:07 p.m. ET, Friday, October 8, 2021
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Chicago White Sox DFS SPIN
Luis Robert went 2-for-3 while reaching via hit-by-pitch on Thursday in a loss to the Astros in Game One of the ALDS. Robert's one out actually saw him reach base, as he got on base from an Alex Bregman throwing error. The one blemish here -- other than that out -- was he was thrown out rather easily by Martin Maldonado in his steal attempt. It's still a strong offensive game from the 24-year-old, but he's one of the few who had any success on Thursday against Lance McCullers and company.
Houston Astros DFS Spin
Yordan Alvarez doubled and homered while driving in a pair of runs to help the Astros to a 6-1 win over the White Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. Alvarez doubled in Alex Bregman in the third to extend the Houston lead to 3-0. Two innings later, the 24-year-old slugger ripped a solo homer to make that lead for the Astros 6-0, and the game was effectively over. Alvarez has some of the best power in baseball from the left side -- or any side -- and he is one of the chief reasons they're in this position. Houston goes up 1-0, and can get to 2-0 if they defeat the White Sox on Friday.
White Sox vs. Astros Betting Prediction
The White Sox are now 3-13 in their last 16 games at Minute Maid Park and are 2-6 in their last eight games versus the Astros overall. Chicago is also 0-4 in its last four postseason games as an underdog, is 1-5 in its last six postseason road games and 1-4 in its last five playoff games overall. On the other side, the Astros are 5-1 in their last six Divisional Postseason games, are 4-1 in their last five games overall and are 13-3 in their last 16 Divisional postseason home games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -129