Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (78-79) at Chicago White Sox (64-93)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
B Norris (2-6) (4.42) vs. Dylan Covey (0-7) (7.83)
The Line: Chicago White Sox TBA / Los Angeles Angels TBA --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, CSCH
Up at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox will be finishing up their MLB series.
Chicago won on Monday and LA took the Tuesday game, then on Wednesday the Sox won in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning 6-4 on a homer.
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For the Thursday matchup, the Angels will be going with Bud Norris. In his 59.0 innings and 2-6 record this year, Norris has a 4.42 ERA with 70 Ks.
Los Angeles has some notable bats this season. Andrelton Simmons entered Wednesday with 160 hits, 75 runs, 14 homers and 68 RBI while Albert Pujols had 139 hits, 52 runs, 23 homers and 100 RBI in that time. Simmons had two hits and an RBI on Wednesday, and Pujols logged a pair of hits.
Over on the White Sox side, they’re going with RHP Dylan Covey on Thursday. In his 64.1 innings and 0-7 record this year, Covey has a 7.83 ERA with 36 Ks and 32 BBs.
Chicago has some key hitters as well. Jose Abreu entered Wednesday with 185 hits, 93 runs, 33 homers and 102 RBI while Avail Garcia had 166 hits, 72 runs, 18 homers and 80 RBI. Garcia and Abreu combined for three hits and two runs on Wednesday.
The Angels are 5-13 in their last 18 Thursday games and 1-5 in their last six during game four of a series. The under is 4-1-1 in the Angels’ last six Thursday games and 15-5-1 in the Angels’ last 21 during game four of a series.
Meanwhile, the Sox are 0-5 in Covey’s last five starts with four days’ rest and 0-5 in Covey’s last five starts. The under is 6-2 in Chicago’s last eight during game four of a series, and the over is 4-1 in Covey’s last five starts with four days’ rest.
After giving up nine earned across two starts in a span of 9.1 innings, Covey had a nice outing against the Royals with 6.0 innings and three earned on five hits in a quality start—but he still took the loss. In his last three starts, Covey has gotten exactly five runs of support, hence the winless record. I can’t find a whole lot of reasons to side with the Sox here so I’m taking the Angels.