The Chicago White Sox are viewed as a team on the rise, and their win total line on DraftKings ahead of the 2021 season suggests that they have a shot at making a deep playoff run this year. They’re favored at -130 to win the American League Central, but can they eclipse 90 wins for the first time in 15 campaigns? Let’s take a look at why they have a chance to go over.
Chicago White Sox win total line O91.5 wins (+100)
Chicago was a game out of first in its division (35-25) in 2020 but has made some major moves in hopes of contending for a World Series. Its winning percentage from that shortened, 60-game season translates to 94.5 wins in a 162-game season, and I think they can win at the same rate. The White Sox’s offseason moves have helped them boast the fourth-best championship odds (+850) in MLB.
Bringing on Tony La Russa to manage is a win-now move, and they have tons of talent to work with. Tim Anderson is a budding star worth keeping an eye on. He cracked the top 20 in total hits last season, alongside Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez. Only three teams hit more balls than the White Sox last year, while only two ball clubs tallied more home runs. If Chicago’s offense remains elite with Luis Robert and possibly Nick Madrigal in the mix and its offseason pickups pan out, it can crack 92 wins.
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