Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/6/14
Chicago White Sox (31-30) at Los Angeles Angels (31-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Andre Rienzo (R) (4-2) (4.777) vs. Jered Weaver (R) (6-4) (3.332)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -191 / Chicago White Sox +181 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-W
The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels will get together for a three-game series that begins Friday night.
The White Sox have won six of their last nine games and enter this matchup one game above a .500 record. Surprisingly, it’s been the White Sox pitching that has gotten the job done during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in their last six victories. When you combine that with the White Sox offense and Jose Abreu, who has a hit in every game since returning from injury, the Sox are tough to beat. Getting the nod is Andre Rienzo, who is 4-2 with a 4.26 ERA and has 36 strikeouts in 44.1 innings. This will be Rienzo’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Angels have lost seven of their last 10 games and are only three games above a .500 record. The Angels just can’t play consistent baseball, as it’s either their pitching or batting lineup that lets them down. The Angels have allowed five or more runs in six of their last seven games, while the lineup has produced three or fewer runs in five of their last 10 games. Mike Trout has 15 hits in his last 10 games. Getting the start is Jered Weaver, who is 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA and has 57 strikeouts in 78.1 innings. Weaver is 7-2 with a 1.59 ERA in 10 career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-0 in Rienzo's last 5 road starts and 6-2 in Rienzo's last 8 starts as an underdog. The Angels are 38-13 in Weaver's last 51 starts as a home favorite and 43-19 in Weaver's last 62 starts during game 1 of a series. The White Sox are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles.
I don't care who's on the mound for the Angels, you'd be crazy to lay the juice with the way they've been playing over the last week. I'll take a chance on the White Sox at this juicy price.