White Sox vs. Angels - 4/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (6-8) at Chicago White Sox (9-5)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
G Richards (0-2) (3.57) vs. C Sale (3-0) (2.35)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -145 / Los Angeles Angels +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox play game three of their series Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a bounce back win after losing four of their last five games. The Angels just can’t find a rhythm this season and are coming off a tough shutout loss Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Angels have been hit or miss so far this season but are 5-2 when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 17 hits, Albert Pujols has 10 RBI and Kole Calhoun has one home run. Garrett Richards gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Richards is 2-0 with a 4.29 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The White Sox have been led by their pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have won 11 of their last 13 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 17 hits, Todd Frazier has seven RBI and Jose Abreu has three home runs. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Sale is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 5-11 in their last 16 road games vs. a left-handed starter and 0-5 in Richards' last 5 starts. The White Sox are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Sales last 4 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in Sales last 5 starts vs. Angels.
One thing you don't do in betting baseball is fade one of the top pitchers in the league. Sale is as good as it gets and has won his last four starts. The cheap price and the fact Chicago is at home makes this bet even better.