Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (45-71) at Los Angeles Dodgers (84-34)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Rodon (1-4) (4.24) vs. Y Darvish (8-9) (3.75)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -351 / Chicago White Sox +306 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCh, SNLA
The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Chicago White Sox look to play spoiler after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The White Sox have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 20 of their last 22 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 134 hits and 71 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 213 hits and 97 RBI. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s second career game against the Dodgers.
USA TODAY Sports
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning 17 of their last 20 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost a game when scoring more than three runs since June 15. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 127 hits and 59 RBI while Justin Turner and Chris Taylor have combined for 223 hits and 111 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 3.81 ERA and 168 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 1-1 with a 5.12 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 15-36 in their last 51 road games, 1-8 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 4-11 in Rodons last 15 road starts. The Dodgers are 44-10 in their last 54 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 39-15 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series. The over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Dodgers are one of the best regular season teams baseball has ever seen and the White Sox are possibly the worst team in baseball this season. The only reason not to back the Dodgers here is the insane juice, which is why I take the RL to give me a little more value. Darvish has an ERA of 1.50 and 20 strikeouts in 12 innings in two starts with the Dodgers. As has been the case all season, there's no reason to jump off the Dodgers bandwagon.