Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (55-62) at Los Angeles Angels (62-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Samardzija (8-8) (4.78) vs. Jered Weaver (4-9) (4.60)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -173 / Chicago White Sox +153 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox face off on Wednesday in Anheim for game three of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels moved back into the second Wildcard spot in the American League as they beat the White Sox on Tuesday. Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun hit home runs and Shane Victorino had a hit as the Angels scored five runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards allowed eight hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out four over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 12-9 for the season and Huston Street earned his 29th save. For Wednesday’s game the Angels start Jered Weaver who has allowed 112 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 59 over 107.2 innings for a 4-9 record and a 4.60 ERA.
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The Chicago White Sox fell behind early on Tuesday and never caught up as they lost to the Angels. Jose Abreu had three hits, Avisail Garcia had two hits, and Carlos Sanchez had a hit as the White Sox scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher John Danks allowed five hits and five runs, four earned, while striking out three over 7.0 innings to tale the loss and fall to 6-10 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the White Sox start Jeff Samardzija who has allowed 171 hits and 87 earned runs while striking out 120 over 163.2 innings for an 8-8 record and a 4.78 ERA.
Los Angeles is 45-18 in their last 63 games as a favorite, 9-17 in their last 26 games, and 8-2 in Weaver’s last 10 starts in game three of a series. Chicago is 5-2 in game three of a series, 3-9 in their last 12 games against a right-handed starter, and 0-4 in Samardzjia’s last four starts against a team with a winning record. Chicago is 4-10 in their last 14 games against Los Angeles.
I am expecting a lot of scoring and hitting here so my free pick is over the total. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.