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Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/15/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday August 15, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +140 / Los Angeles Angels -161 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCH, FSW
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The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 131 hits and 86 RBI while Leury Garcia and Yoan Moncada have combined for 238 hits and 93 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 7-9 with a 5.16 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 121 hits and 40 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 216 hits and 152 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.89 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 1-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 17-36 in their last 53 vs. American League West, 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-1 in Lopez's last 6 road starts. The Angels are 2-9 in their last 11 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 10-4 in Heaney's last 14 home starts. The White Sox are 6-22 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lopez's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. 

Lopez has allowed 41 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 43.1 innings, and he has a 5.31 ERA and .288 allowed batting average on the road. Heaney has allowed 17 hits and five runs in his last 13 innings, and he has a 5.13 ERA and .277 allowed batting average in 26.1 innings at home. I'm not thrilled with this pitching matchup and usually when that's the case, I tend to side with the over. Both of these guys are more than hittable and both offenses head into this contest swinging the bats well. I'll take my chances with double-digit runs.

Pick:
Over 9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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