The Houston Astros have to wait one day in their attempt to eliminate the Chicago White Sox from the 2021 MLB postseason. Monday’s rain delay could end up being a blessing of sorts for the White Sox, who have one extra day to prepare for their next playoff homestand shortly after putting up a boatload of runs to win Game 3 and to stay alive in the series.
NitroBetting is here to deliver the latest Major League Baseball news and coverage from the 2021 MLB playoffs and beyond. This time, let’s take a look at the thrilling matchup between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS. Be on top of all the developments by tuning in to the MLB odds, previews, and predictions for all the exciting postseason baseball action ahead.
NitroBetting is here to deliver the latest Major League Baseball news and coverage from the 2021 MLB playoffs and beyond. This time, let’s take a look at the opening bout between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALDS. Be on top of all the developments by tuning in to the MLB odds, previews, and predictions for all the exciting postseason baseball action ahead. Be sure to check out for our Baseball betting odds and daily sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Astros vs. White Sox 2021 MLB ALDS Game 4 Information
- When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:07 PM ET
- Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
- TV: FS1-INT, FS1
- Radio: 790AM KBME (Astros) // WLS-AM 890 (White Sox)
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Astros (-102) / White Sox (-115)
Why bet on the Houston Astros?
The blowout victories in the American League Divisional Series between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox continued on Sunday in the Windy City. However, the Astros were on the losing end of Game 3’s decision this time around, as the White Sox delivered a 12-6 victory in front of their home crowd to stave off elimination.
Outfielder Kyle Tucker’s four-RBI afternoon was put to waste by Houston, which gave up a whopping 16 hits against Chicago’s batting order. Thankfully, the team will have ace Lance McCullers (13-5, 3.16 ERA) make his second start of the series in Game 4. McCullers has deep postseason experience under his belt, posting an even better 2.87 ERA across 15 playoff appearances. He’d also recently pitched 6 ⅔ scoreless innings which resulted in a 6-1 win in Game 1 for the Astros to keep his terrific postseason form up to par.
On the plus side, Houston’s also scored at least six runs in each of the first three games of the series, which goes to show that their big bats are still hitting well and were just outmuscled by the Sox in Game 3.
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox?
A six-run victory in Game 3 has got to be encouraging for Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox. Each member of Chicago’s batting order reached base that Sunday afternoon, with Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez combining for five of the team’s 12 runs scored.
To complement the offensive resurgence, the White Sox opted to have Carlos Rodon (13-5, 2.37 ERA) make the start in Game 4. Rodon shares a similar regular-season win-loss record and a better ERA compared to Houston’s McCullers, but the 28-year-old lefty has been dealing with a bummed throwing arm to cool him off towards the end of the regular season.
That being said, Chicago’s offense that’s currently ranked second this postseason in hits (34) and batting average (.312) needs to overcome Houston’s stellar pitching rotation once more to force a winner-take-all Game 5 in Texas.
Astros vs. White Sox MLB Betting Trends
- The Astros are 1-4 in their last five postseason road games.
- Even worse is that the Astros have lost five straight games away from Minute Maid Park to date.
- The run totals have gone under in three of Houston’s last five road games (regular season and postseason).
- Inversely, the White Sox are 5-1 in their last six home games.
- The Sox are also 8-2 at home during the postseason dating back to their 2005 run.
- The totals have gone over in each of Chicago’s last two outings, but just three times over the team’s last six games overall.
Astros vs. White Sox Series Betting Prediction
The recent offensive outburst by the White Sox have them trending as the slight favorite to win Game 4. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be wise to disregard Houston’s own offense, which has managed to put up a good number of runs in each of the first three games of the series. As such, siding with either the Sox or the Astros are both viable plays, with the former barely getting an edge mainly due to home field advantage and a win from the previous bout.
READ MORE: 2021 World Series Odds Update (Oct. 2021)
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.