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Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox Picks & Betting Tips – Astros To Sweep White Sox

  • Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox tips for Sunday, October 10
  • First pitch for ALDS Game 3 is slated for 22:07 ET at Guaranteed Rate Field
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Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox Picks & Betting Tips


Houston can win Game 3 of the ALDS and sweep Chicago.

The Astros were the top hitting (.267) team in the majors and ranked No. 2 in OPS (.764).

The White Sox ranked fifth in batting average (.256) and seventh in the majors in OPS (.758).

There could be a lot of offensive production in this one.

  • Houston has won four straight and is 5-1 in last 6
  • Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter
  • The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 playoff games
  • The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series
  • The Astros are 56-18 in their last 74 games following an off day
  • The Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 playoff games as an underdog
  • The Astros are Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 playoff road games
  • Houston is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings against Chicago

Head to Head 


The Astros scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to break a 4-4 tie and propel them to a 
Houston has two straight meetings against Chicago and leads the season-series 7-2.

The White Sox has won two of three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Astros have outscored Chicago 15-5 during the postseason and 50-27 this year.

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Houston has won four straight games and six of eight overall.

The Astros are 2-0 in the postseason, defeating the White Sox 6-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Houston is 44-37 on the road and 63-29 on the RHPs.

Right-hander Luis Garcia (11-8, 3.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) has been fairly consistent this year, but was rocked in his last outing – a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay (Sept. 29) – as he gave up six runs (2 home runs) and seven hits over 5 innings.

Garcia walked two in 2 innings in his only postseason career postseason appearance.

Garcia scattered seven hits and allowed one run while striking out 8 and walking 2 over 7 innings in 2-1 win over Chicago on June 18.

RF Kevin Tucker, who homered and drove in three runs in Game 2, is 2-for-8 with 1 homer and 3 RBI this postseason. Tucker has hit safely in 7 of 8 games.

LF Yordan Alvarez, on a six-game hitting streak, is 3-for-5 with one double and one home run as well 3 walks and 3 RBI over the last two games against the White Sox

Houston is averaging 7.5 runs with a slash line of .308/.387/.462 this postseason. The Astros have six extra-base hits, including two home runs.

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Chicago has lost three straight games, but the White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10.

The White Sox are 0-2 this postseason, losing 6-1 at Houston in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Chicago is 53-28 at home and 69-52 vs. RHPs.

Right-hander Dylan Cease (13-7, 3.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) has been superb over his last three games, permitting 12 hits and one run while walking 4 and striking out 24 over 14.1 innings.

Cease has thrown one inning in his lone career postseason appearance in 2020.

Cease is 0-2 with 9.00 ERA and a .263 BAA along with 4 walks and 14 strikeouts in two games against Houston this year.

SS Tim Anderson, who is on a eight-game hitting streak, had three hits on Friday and is 4-for-9 with two runs this postseason.

CF Luis Robert, on a three-game hitting streak, is 5-for-7 with two runs and 1 RBI this postseason.

Chicago is averaging 2.5 runs with a slash lien of .265/.320/.265 this postseason. The White Sox have collected 18 hits this postseason with none being for extra bases.

Verdict

Garcia has pitched decently well on the road recently and the Astros are the top hitting team away from home with a .268 average and .780 OPS. Houston also has hit the Chicago’s pitching well.

Meanwhile, Cease has struggled during night games and against the Astros this year. Moreover, the White Sox – with the exception of Robert and Anderson – have struggled at the plate this postseason and versus Garcia overall.

Best Bet: Houston Astros Moneyline @100 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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