White Sox at Angels - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (55-60) at Los Angeles Angels (60-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Rodon (5-4) (4.61) vs. A Heaney (5-1) (2.53)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -158 / Chicago White Sox +148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels begin their series Monday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 127 hits and 69 RBI while Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera have combined for 89 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost their last four road games. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.61 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s second career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Angels have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads LA with 126 hits and 71 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 98 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won four of their last six home games. Andrew Heaney takes the hill, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s second career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 17-5 in their last 22 vs. American League West and 5-2 in Rodons last 7 road starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 7-2 in Heaneys last 9 starts. The White Sox are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
It's hard to bet against Heaney, who has been everything many scouts expected. The Angels have played their best ball at home and have had the White Sox's number as of late in LA. I like the Angels here.