White Sox vs. Angels - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (59-52) at Chicago White Sox (51-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
A Heaney (5-1) (2.45) vs. J Danks (6-9) (4.64)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +119 / Los Angeles Angels -129 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, CSCh
The Chicago White Sox look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Angels have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 122 hits and 69 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 95 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have lost eight straight road games. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s first career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 123 hits and 58 RBI while Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia have combined for 109 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight home games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 6-9 with a 4.79 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Danks is 3-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 41-16 in their last 57 games as a favorite and 7-1 in Heaneys last 8 starts. The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter and 5-2 in Danks' last 7 starts. The under is 5-1 in Danks' last 6 home starts vs. Angels.
Even with the Angels sucking on the road, it's hard to ignore what Heaney has done this season. We're talking about a pitcher who has allwoed just 14 runs in his first 51.1 innings of his career. I like the Angels to avoid the sweep.