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L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Pick

Time: 8:15 PM EST Wednesday July 2, 2014 TV: CSN Chicago

Location: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois

The Los Angeles Angels visit the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of this AL match up.

In their last games: The Angels beat the White Sox 7-5; getting to starter Scott Carroll early and often while never trailing in the game.

The win was the 7th in a row by Los Angeles dating back to 2013 and the 5th straight in 2014.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Angels have won 8 of their last 10 games and the win last night brought their road record to .500 on the season (21-21).

The White Sox have won 4 of their last 10 games overall but have struggled at home with a 4-9 record in their last 13 games.

The Angels have one of the better offenses in MLB with top 5 batting rankings in many categories and are on nice scoring roll with 9 straight games with 4 or greater runs.

Chicago has scored 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 10 games overall.

Pitching Match Up
L.A. Angels: Tyler Skaggs (4-4, 4.34 ERA)
Chicago White Sox: John Danks (7-6, 4.26)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Angels -130 / White Sox +120
Run Line: Los Angeles -1.5 +120
Total Line: 9 Under -115

Straight up Over/Under and Run Line Records
L.A. Angels: 45-35 SU / O/U 43-32 / Run Line W/L 43-37
Chicago White Sox: 39-44 SU / O/U 44-36 / Run Line W/L 42-41

Key Betting Trends
• LAA is 9-2 in their last 11 overall.
• LAA is 37-14 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record.
• LAA has an Over record of 8-3 in last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• CWS is 7-3 in their last 10 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
• CWS are 4-9 in their last 13 overall.
• CWS has an Over record of 7-0 in their last 7 home games.

Key Player Injuries

Ryan Brasier RP Forearm 60-day DL. Out until at least early July
David Carpenter RP Biceps 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment.
Fernando Salas RP Shoulder 15-day DL. Expected to return July 2 at Chicago White Sox
Sean Burnett RP Elbow 60-day DL. Out for season
Brian Moran RP Elbow 60-day DL. Out for season

Felipe Paulino SP Shoulder 15-day DL. Out until at least early July
Matt Lindstrom RP Foot 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-August
Nate Jones RP Back 60-day DL. Out until at least early July
Avisail Garcia RF Shoulder 60-day DL. Out for season

Betting Pick:

This bet is all about value. The Angels send out young lefty Tyler Skaggs who has been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. He had a rehab start in Triple A and it was an ugly 3 inning 7 run (2 earned) performance. He wasn’t pitching well before the injury going 0-3 with a 5.00 ERA in his last 3 starts and it may take him awhile to regain his previous form. Chisox starter John Danks was humming along before getting blown up in Minnesota for 6 runs in 5 innings two starts ago, but he bounced back nicely in Toronto with 2 runs allowed over 6 innings. He’s been rock-solid at home with a 87.5% QS ratio and a 2.77 ERA. The offensive edge does go to the Angels with their success against left-handers, but there are too many question marks with Skaggs to lay a price.
Take Chicago White Sox +120.

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