Los Angeles vs Chicago MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on April 19, 2016 in

On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels take on the Chicago White Sox in MLB betting action. The White Sox (8-5) are in second place in the American League Central, while the Angels (6-7) are in second place in the American League West. The teams opened their series on Monday, with the Angels blanking the Sox behind a strong outing from Hector Santiago, 7-0.

Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Guide

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:10pm Eastern time
Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
Radio: WLS 890 AM Chicago
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Pitching Matchup: Garrett Richards (0-2, 3.57 ERA) (LAA) vs Chris Sale (3-0, 2.35 ERA) (CHW)



Why should you bet on Los Angeles?

The Angels’ bats are waking up a bit after a slow start to the season. In their Monday win over the White Sox, the Angels racked up five runs in the first inning, as Kole Calhoun, Andrelton Simmons and Geovany Soto hit back-to-back-to-back RBI singles. They drove White Sox starter Carlos Rodon out of the game after just 0.1 inning. The Angels used this outburst to overcome a three-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins over the weekend. With three games left in a 10-game road trip, the Angels are 4-3. The White Sox are struggling in a three-game losing streak.

Why should you put your money on the White Sox?

Chris Sale was already a nasty pitcher coming into 2016, and he has just continued that trend this season, blowing away batters more in each outing. On Friday, he threw a complete game two-hit shutout of Tampa Bay, striking out nine Rays for a total of 23 K’s on the young season. He has dominated Albert Pujols (.133 in 15 AB) and Mike Trout (.231). While Cliff Pennington (.429) has had some success, that is just in seven at-bats. Sale is the White Sox ace, and with Richards on the mound for the Angels, the Sox will have more pitches they can get good wood on.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Chris Sale to mow down the Angels with his dominant stuff and bring the Chicago losing streak to an end. I’m predicting a 4-1 Chicago win.