Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/2/14
Los Angeles Angels (45-35) at Chicago White Sox (39-44)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Matt Shoemaker (R) (5-1) (4.304) vs. John Danks (L) (7-6) (4.259)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +112 / Los Angeles Angels -122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, CSN-CHI
The Los Angeles Angels can sweep the Chicago White Sox with a win on Wednesday.
The Angels have won nine of their last 11 games and are now 11 games above a .500 record. The difference during this stretch has been an Angels offense that has produced at least four runs in nine straight games. The Angels have won 14 of their last 16 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout has hit safely in nine straight games and Howie Kendrick has crossed the plate three times in this series. The Angels have 18th best ERA at 3.88. Tyler Skaggs gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA and has 58 strikeouts in 76.2 innings. This is Skaggs’ first career game against the White Sox.
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The White Sox have lost nine of their last 13 games and are six games below a .500 record. The horrible pitching continues to be the issue for the White Sox, as they have a season ERA of 4.33, and have allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The White Sox have lost 21 of their last 24 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has a 16-game hitting streak and Alexei Ramirez has five extra base hits in his last nine games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.26 ERA and has 65 strikeouts in 99.1 innings. Danks is 3-4 with a 3.20 ERA in 10 career starts against the Angels.
The Angels are 7-2 in Skaggs' last 9 starts as a favorite and 13-5 in their last 18 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 3-7 in Danks' last 10 starts during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Danks' last 5 starts. The White Sox are 1-4 in Danks' last 5 home starts vs. Angels.
Tough to bet against the Angels with the way they've been playing and even tougher to back the White Sox with the amount of runs they allow on a nightly basis. Give me the road team for the cheap price.