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Houston vs Chicago: Astros and White Sox Clash in the Windy City
Chicago White Sox: Looking up at the pack in the AL Central
Although they weren’t in the top chalk echelon, as a favorite to capture the 2015 MLB World Series, Chicago was getting some love with their +1500 ML preseason price. Sitting with a pedestrian 25-30 record, the White Sox have been very inconsistent out of the starting gate. That said, the South Siders have been battling hard as their 6-6 recent run includes four extra inning contests. LHP Chris Sale (5-2 ERA3.27) gets the call here and he appears to be rounding into “ace” form. Sale has allowed zero runs and seven hits while striking out 15 batters over 14.2 innings pitched during his last two starts. Numbers like that are as "ACE" as it gets eh?
Not what fully engaged Astros Fans wanted hear: Houston, We’ve had a problem
Though we’re not ready to start tossing dirt on them just yet, Houston has lost four straight for the first time this season. Competing with the Twins as the MLB Shock Jocks of the Season, the Astros are 34-24 and they hold a 3.5 game lead on Texas in the weird and wacky AL West Division. Rookie RHP Lance McCullers (2-0 ERA 1.88) is one of the rising stars in Texas and he will face Chicago for the second time in his young career. McCullers did his part the first time around as he allowed one earned run on five hits in a 6-3 Astros May 29 loss at home. His last outing, a complete game 3-1 win over Baltimore last Wednesday, made McCullers the fourth youngest pitcher to post at least ten strikeouts and not walk a batter during a complete game victory over the past half decade.
Houston vs Chicago MLB Call: While this veteran Ace versus up and coming Ace battle should be a dandy, the edge goes to Sale (7.9 K per game) and the Sox here. Astros hitters are still striking out at a ridiculous rate (9.2 times per game) and their .236 team batting average is second last (Brewers .233) in the Majors. Houston seems to live and die with the long ball (MLB leaders with 78 big flies) but Sale has only given up 19 homeruns over his last 240 innings pitched – yes two hundred and forty. Saddle up and ride with the hometown South Siders here and a 300 unit wager on the money line priced posted at SportsInteraction. Click this odds image o access SIA instantly.
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After a three-month lockout, the MLB is back. Details are still being worked on the new deal, but there will be changes to the 2022 season. The MLB's World Series odds remain unshifted as of this article though expect that to change as big name free agents begin switching teams. We uncover how the "new" MLB will affect the title betting odds including the Toronto Blue Jays' fate.
We are in the final month of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers and Team Canada is sitting pretty at the top. But these next three matches will decide if they can stay there. Their final opponents are no pushovers but the toughest part of Canada's schedule has passed. We look ahead to their last three matches plus two more notable ones and give our CONCACAF Qualifiers March betting picks.
It's a historic Heritage Classic this Sunday, March 13. The Buffalo Sabres become the first American team to play in and "host" a game as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Hamilton. The Maple Leafs, who are also making their Heritage Classic debut, will be the favourites as they look to rebound after being upset by the Arizona Coyotes. We give our NHL Heritage Classic picks.