MLB Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox

by Dirty on July 8, 2010

Chicago White Sox Betting The Chicago White Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ervin Santana in this game. Santana has a 8-6 record and a 3.95 ERA this season.

Santana’s opponent in this one will be John Danks. The White Sox lefthander has a 3.58 ERA to go along with a 7-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the White Sox listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Paul Konerko drove in a pair of runs and the White Sox defeated the Angels 5-2 on Wednesday, as -125 favorites. That game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Freddy Garcia allowed five hits and one run over six innings for the win, while Bobby Jenks collected his 19th save.

Joe Saunders gave up 10 hits and five runs over 5 2-3 innings in the Angels loss.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 3 straight games.
Chicago has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 46-41 SU
Chicago: 45-38 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Friday, July 9
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Friday, July 9

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