White Sox at Angels - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (45-43) at Los Angeles Angels (37-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Gonzalez (2-4) (4.39) vs. H Santiago (6-4) (4.58)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 11 games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox offense has been hot all year, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 93 hits, Jose Abreu has 52 RBI and Todd Frazier has 25 home runs. Miguel Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 104 hits, Yunel Escobar has 27 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.58 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-0 in their last 7 games following a loss and 0-7 in their last 7 games following an off day. The Angels are 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day and 18-6 in Santiagos last 24 starts. The White Sox are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.
I think the White Sox are one of those teams that can make a second half run and sneak into the playoffs. I also don't like this Angels team with Trout being the only guy who consistently shows up. Give me the White Sox to draw blood first.