Angels vs. White Sox - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (45-45) at Los Angeles Angels (39-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
() () vs. Jered Weaver (7-7) (5.28)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Chicago White Sox early Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.02 and have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 97 hits, Jose Abreu has 52 RBI and Todd Frazier has 25 home runs. Jacob Turner gets the ball, and he was 6-11 with a 6.13 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 2014. Turner is 0-2 with a 11.05 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 104 hits, Yunel Escobar has 28 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 5.27 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 11-2 with a 1.94 ERA and 86 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-9 in Weavers last 13 starts. The Angels are 12-2 in Weavers last 14 starts vs. White Sox.
The Angels are playing their more consistent ball of the season right now and have a guy in Weaver who has owned the White Sox throughout his career. Also, I'm not backing a pitcher who hasn't pitched since 2014. Give me the Angels for the sweep.