Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 10/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-102) Chicago (-108)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (93-69, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Houston Astros (95-67, 1st in AL West) on Sunday in Game 3 of the ALDS. The Astros lead the series 2-0. The moneyline on this matchup has the Astros coming in at -102 and the White Sox are at -108. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Luis Garcia and Dylan Cease.
As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have earned a total of 863 runs and have an on-base percentage of .339. The Astros have tallied 299 doubles as a unit and have knocked 221 balls out of the park. They have 834 runs batted in and 1,496 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .267. Houston is slugging .444 and have struck out 1,222 times, while drawing a walk on 569 occasions.
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The Astros have an earned run average of 3.76 on the season (7th in the league), and they have rung up 1,456 hitters. They have walked 549 batters and their FIP is 4.12 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Astros pitchers have conceded 187 home runs in addition to 658 total runs (7th in the league).
Astros pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 137 times in addition to having 166 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 69 holds for the year (25th in MLB). The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 55.7% and has entered the game in 131 save situations. They have recorded 34 saves this year and have blown 27 of 61 save chances. The relievers have inherited 202 base runners on the year and 36.1% of those runners ended up scoring. The Astros have sent 512 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Astros have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 13,005 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have 4,335 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,432 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them sitting 1st in pro baseball, and have accumulated 1,153 double plays.
Garcia has taken the hill for 167 frames and has accumulated 176 strikeouts thus far in his career. Garcia (11-9 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 682 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.27 (61 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.157. He has conceded 139 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 55 walks.
The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .422 and they score 4.91 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have recorded 275 doubles, while taking a walk 586 times as well as putting up 796 runs. Chicago has compiled 190 home runs for the season to go along with 757 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,389 occasions (18th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,373 hits. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .336 and a batting average of .256 so far this season.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.204 and have a FIP of 3.74 as a staff on the year. They have a ranking of 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,205. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 636 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.73 (581 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.27 (1,588 strikeouts against 485 walks). They have conceded 182 homers and they concede 4.08 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.8% out of 201 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 154 times in high leverage situations and on 131 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 161 save situations, the White Sox have earned 89 holds and also 25 blown saves. They sit at 12th in the league holding a save rate of 63.2%, and they have sent 512 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 68 save chances and they have converted 43 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 112 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in baseball). The White Sox have recorded 1,210 assists, 97 errors and have earned 4,210 putouts for the year. Out of their 12,630 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (18th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Cease has allowed 267 base hits and he has 351 strikeouts in 297 innings pitched. Cease (22-18 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.39 earned run average and has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up 145 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.360 and a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 1,289 opposing batters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-108) and under 8 runs
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