Angels vs. White Sox - 7/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (45-44) at Los Angeles Angels (38-52)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Shields (4-10) (5.42) vs. M Shoemaker (4-9) (4.45)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -146 / Chicago White Sox +136 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday night for game two of their series.
The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.02 and have lost four of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 95 hits, Jose Abreu has 52 RBI and Todd Frazier has 25 home runs. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 4-10 with a 5.42 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Shields is 6-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has heated up 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. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.45 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Angels are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. American League Central and 1-4 in Shoemakers last 5 starts. The White Sox are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels offense has heated up as of late, and Shields has been a shell of himself, as the dude struggles to get outs and gives up a truckload of runs. I know I said I don't trust the Angels in the past, but I trust the White Sox's starter even less. Give me the home team.