Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:10 PM (Guaranteed Rate Field )
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -114 / Chicago White Sox +106 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 149 hits and 44 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 250 hits and 171 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 6.27 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s second career game against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 156 hits and 107 RBI while Leury Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 287 hits and 89 RBI. Dylan Cease gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 6.75 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Cease’s second career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 5-16 in their last 21 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Barrias last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in Ceases last 10 starts. The Angels are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Ceases last 4 starts overall. The under is 7-3 in Barrias last 10 starts overall.
Barria has allowed 23 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 23 innings, and he has a 8.31 ERA and .302 allowed batting average on the road. Cease has allowed 44 hits and 28 earned runs in his last 37.2 innings, and he has a 7.26 ERA and .298 allowed batting average at home. I'm not trying to get behind either of these teams or pitchers and when I see a matchup like this, I usually lean over. So, if forced to pick, I'll side with the over.