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MLB Betting Preview: Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels- June 7th, 2014

The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels are set for an intriguing match-up on Saturday night, and it’s one that should draw a good amount of attention for a few different reasons. One of those reasons has to do with the fact that the White Sox are sending a pitcher who has absolutely had the Angels’ number throughout his career. The Angels are going to be looking to turn things around against him, and get a big win. The Angels had a nice win on Friday against the White Sox, knocking them out 8-4, as we saw Kole Calhoun homer and tally three RBIs, while Albert Pujols homered. This game is set to get underway at 10:05pm EST, and it’ll definitely be a game that everyone has their eye on.

The White Sox are sending Chris Sale to the mound, and he’s just been a stud. This season alone he’s posted a 5-0 record with a 1.59 ERA, and he’s been just as dominant against the Angels. He has a 3-0 career record against Los Angeles, and over five appearances and 24 innings (three starts though), he’s given up a grand total of just one run. He’s been excellent recently as well, and in his last start he went the distance and gave up just two hits in a 4-1 win against the San Diego Padres. If you want even more impressive stats, look at the fact that Josh Hamilton has gone 1-11 against him in his career, Pujols is 1-9, and Mike Trout is 1-8.

Now the Angels on the other side have struggled as of late. The teams win last night was just their second in the past seven games, and they really need to get things going again. They have a 32-28 record, but if they don’t turn the struggles around then that could quickly turn into a .500 record before they even realize it. The Angels get their own strong starter on Saturday in Matt Shoemaker, who has a 3-1 record and a 4.03 ERA this season. As a starer, Shoemaker has gone 3-0 this year, but hasn’t pitched more than six innings.

Consensus

The White Sox are favorites at -115, and it’s for good reason with Sale on the mound. Can the Angels finally get his number? I don’t believe they’ll be able to knock him around, and I’m going to roll with him in this situation. The odds aren’t bad against him, plus the White Sox are definitely looking to get a win after losing to this team last night.

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