White Sox World Series Odds, Betting Picks & 2021 Predictions
Ron Vesely/Getty Images. Pictured: Lucas Giolito
Chicago White Sox Odds
|World Series Odds||+850|
|Regular Season Wins||91.5|
|To Make Playoffs||Yes -275 / No +270|
|Odds via DraftKings.|
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Chicago White Sox Pick
Under 90.5 Wins
In February, I projected the White Sox at 88.9 wins. Based upon current projections from ATC, Davenport, FanGraphs, and PECOTA, their win total projection ranges from 80-91; so there is a ton of variance within their range of outcomes. The injury to Eloy Jiménez (projected 2.5 WAR) was a bit of a game-changer which lowers their floor, and generally opens things up within the AL Central.
While I could certainly see this White Sox team winning 100 games and solidifying itself as the AL favorite, the downside also seems to outweigh the upside. I played one unit on their under prior to the Jiménez injury, and added another half-unit share after the injury.
Projected 26-Man Roster
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Starting pitchers: Lance Lynn, Dallas Keuchel, Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, Carlos Rodón
Bullpen: Liam Hendriks, Aaron Bummer, Evan Marshall, Codi Heuer, Matt Foster, Garrett Crochet, José Ruiz, Michael Kopech
Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Yermín Mercedes, Zack Collins
Infielders: José Abreu, NIck Madrigal, Yoán Moncada, Jake Lamb, Tim Anderson
Outfielders: Adam Eaton, Bill Hamilton, Andrew Vaughn, Leury García, Luis Robert