LA Angels vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Odds Pick
The AL West has suddenly become one of the most exciting division races in baseball betting, with the Texas Rangers suddenly back in the hunt. The Houston Astros still have the lead by the slimmest of margins on the LA Angels, but things are beginning to really tighten up as we head into the final few weeks of the season. The Angels will try to maintain their challenge when they travel to face the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Inside Scoop on the LA Angels vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Odds Pick & Game Info
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11th, 8:10 PM
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Radio: KWKW 1330, KLAA 830
Opening Line: LA Angels -125
— Angels (@Angels) August 10, 2015
The Angels (59-51) charged out of the gate with 6 straight wins to start the second half. That run allowed them to take the lead atop the division, but they then proceeded to fall apart, going on a 1-9 run that opened up the door for the Astros once again. They appear to have righted the ship once more, as they head into this game having won two straight series. The good news is that the bats have come to life again, which is something that is going to have to be a common theme if they are to keep pace with the Astros. It is going to be interesting to see how they cope with the next 7 games on the road, especially since they have a less than stellar 23-28 record away from home to this point in the season. Hector Santiago (7-5, 2.78 ERA) has seen his ERA start to creep up a little, but has still managed to go 3-1 in his last 6 starts.
The Chicago White Sox (51-58) started to show some real signs of life in the days leading up to the trade deadline, winning 7 straight games and putting on an offensive show in the process. It was widely believed that Jeff Samardzija would be shipped out, but the White Sox decided to stand pat, perhaps feeling that they might find their way back into the Wild Card picture. That decision appears to have blown up in their faces, as they have now gone just 2-8 in their last 10 games, including a 3-game sweep at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in their last series. They have been getting shelled during that stretch, with Samardzija in particular getting particularly roughed up. They will send Carlos Rodon (4-4, 5.00 ERA) to the mound for this game.
Key Betting Trends
- LA Angels is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox’s last 13 games
The White Sox season now appears to be officially dead, and the Angels might well be the team to hammer one of the final few nails into the coffin. I expect the Angels to win this one quite handily.