Chicago White Sox vs LA Angels Prediction

White Sox vs Angels Prediction 07-16-16

Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Game Preview

The Chicago White Sox look to avoid a third straight shutout loss when they visit the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday for the 2nd game of a three game series. Chicago ended the first half of the season with a 2-0 loss to Atlanta and started up right where they left off before the All-Star break with a five hit shutout in a 7-0 defeat to Los Angeles on Friday. The Angels dropped their last two games before the break, however they are 5-2 in their last seven games. Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 on Friday after collecting 19 RBIs over his previous 23 games. Yunel Escobar has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games following a 2-for-4 effort in the series opener.

White Sox vs Angels Date, Time, Odds

GAME: Chicago White Sox (45-44) at Los Angeles Angels (38-52)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 16 – 9:05 PM EST
WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Money Line: White Sox +140, Angels (-160)
Run Line: White Sox +1.5 (+150), Angels -1.5 +125
Total: 8.5 Over (-110)

Starting Pitching;
White Sox RH James Shields (4-10, 5.42 ERA) vs
Angels RH Matt Shoemaker (4-9, 4.45)

Shields has performed much better of late, going 2-1 over his last four starts while allowing fewer than three runs in three of the outings. A nice change from the man who gave up 22 runs and 24 hits in 8 2/3 innings over his first three starts after being acquired from San Diego. Shields is 6-3 with two complete games, one shutout and a 3.31 ERA in 13 career starts against the Angels.

Shoemaker halted a string of four straight losses on July 8th when he beat Baltimore despite giving up three runs in five innings. He is just 1-4 at home this season but has been superb over his last five games, allowing a total of four runs in 35 1/3innings.

White Sox vs Angels Betting Trends

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Chi White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Chi White Sox are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Money Line Bets On Road 21-22; +63 (48.8%)
As Underdog or Even; 18-27, -250 (40%)
When James Shields starts; 3-4, -109 (42.9%)
Over/Under on Road; 22-19-2 (53.7%)
O/U Against the Angels 0-5 (0%)
O/U When James Shields starts; 6-1 (85.7%)

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
LA Angels are 7-14 SU in their last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels’s last 12 games at home
LA Angels are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
LA Angels are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Money Line: 38-52, -1385 (42.2%)
As a favorite; 14-18, -690 (43.8%)
When Matt Shoemaker starts; 5-12, -663 (29.4%)
Over/Under at Home; 23-19-1 (54.8%)
O/U When Line is 8 or 8.5; 21-14 (60%)
O/U When Matt Shoemaker starts; 6-10-1 (37.5%)

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Manny Gonzalez
15 Games Umpired
Home Teams Win/Loss 6-9
Over/Under 7-7-1

Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Neither of these two offenses are particularly strong and it doesn’t take a great pitcher to shut them down. Shields and Shoemaker are both decent pitchers and should both do well tonight. These two teams have both gone under the total the last 5 times they have played each other and I am placing my money on the weak bats to take the total under the 8.5 runs. No bet on the side in this one, however if I you have to take a side. It would be an Angels Pick.

Score Prediction:
Angels 3 – White Sox 2