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5-7 (3-3 V) L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox 8-4 (1-1 H)
Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Carlos Rodon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +110 / White Sox -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5 -200 / White Sox -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Angels are coming off being swept by the Minnesota Twins and they head to the Windy City to take on the White Sox, who are tied atop the AL Central.
Both of these teams have not gotten off to a great start at the plate, but the White Sox pitching has been solid ranking 3rd in team ERA while the Angels rank 15th.
In their last games the Angels lost to the Minnesota Twins 3-2 in 14 innings and the White Sox also lost 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The White Sox lost their first 3 games of the season facing the Angels last season, but then won the last 4.
The Angels only rank 27th in the Majors in runs scored. Mike Trout is only hitting .233 and even though Albert Pujols went deep yesterday he is batting under the Mendoza Line (.196).
The Halos only scored 10 runs combined in getting swept by Minnesota.
L.A. has to be happy to have Hector Santiago (0-0 3.95 ERA) on the hill tonight. Even though he has not gotten a win on the season the Angels are 8-0 in their last 8 games, and 4-0 in their last 4 road games, when he has gotten the starting call.
Santiago pitched for the White Sox from 2011-2013 and last season he faced them once going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs in a 3-0 loss in Chicago.
The Angels have won their last 5 games facing a team with a winning record with Santiago on the mound.
The Angels are 3-3 on the road this season.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox only rank 19th in the Majors in runs scored. Their pitching has been the strength of the team so far on the young season and in the 7 games facing the Angels last season they only gave up a combined 14 runs.
Carlos Rodon (1-1 1.38 ERA) had a solid last outing going 6 innings and not giving up any earned runs in a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Rodon was on the hill facing Santiago last season in the 3-0 win not giving up any earned runs in 7 innings and also striking out a career high 11 batters.
The White Sox have won their last 4 home games with Rodon getting the start.
The White Sox are 1-1 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 4-11 in their last 15 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Angels have an Under record of 8-1 in their last 9 games after a loss.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- White Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Tough call in this one, but with Rodon going at home facing a struggling Halos’ offense the White Sox will take Game 1 of this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
With both teams struggling to score runs the Under is the pick in this AL match up.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Angels 3
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