Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:07 PM (Angel Stadium)

The Line: Chicago White Sox +110 / Los Angeles Angels -134 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 133 hits and 89 RBI while Leury Garcia and Yoan Moncada have combined for 238 hits and 93 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 12-6 with a 3.42 ERA and 171 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s second career game against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 123 hits and 42 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 220 hits and 153 RBI. Patrick Sandoval gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.59 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Sandoval’s first career game against the White Sox.

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The White Sox are 17-36 in their last 53 vs. American League West, 8-3 in Giolito's last 11 road starts and 2-5 in Giolito's last 7 starts. The Angels are 3-9 in their last 12 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. 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 5-1 in Angels last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in Giolito's last 8 starts overall.

Giolito has allowed 41 hits and 23 earned runs in his last 40.2 innings, and he has a 2.90 ERA and .221 allowed batting average on the road. Sandoval has just 9.2 big league innings under his belt, and he's given up nine hits and six runs during that span with six walks and 12 strikeouts. However, this will be the first home game Sandoval has been able to enjoy. Neither of these teams have been consistent and they both have nothing to play for, but we're getting plus money with a pitcher in Giolito who has been solid for much of the season. He'd also have more than the 12 wins if he got some recent run support. Either way, give me the White Sox and the plus money over the rookie pitcher. 

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Randy’s Pick Chicago White Sox +110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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