Chicago White Sox (L Giolito) (@2.0) vs LA Angels (P Sandoval) (@1.8)

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LA Angels (P Sandoval) will win
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Chicago White Sox (L Giolito) – LA Angels (P Sandoval) Match Prediction | 16-08-2019

Giolito will work at home against the Blue Jays on Saturday. Since April 17, he has yielded four runs in 22 innings (1.64 ERA) and earned a pair of victories. Overall, he's 4-1 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 38 innings this season. He could still cut back on the walks, but Giolito has struck out 28 during that stretch. The numbers are just beginning to show it, but Giolito has been an excellent starter over the last month.

Giolito established his fastball early and mixed in a nasty slider and changeup all afternoon long to keep Tigers hitters off balance. After throwing the fastball on 69 of his 99 pitches in losing his first start with Chicago, Giolito fired seven scoreless innings and picked up big first big league win in the White Soxs 7-1 win against the Tigers on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Consider it mission accomplished.

He is due to start next at home against the Twins on Thursday. Giolito is 11-4 with a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 134 strikeouts in 112.2 innings. James McCann's homer in the ninth tied the game and prevented that from happening. The 25-year-old couldn't quite record the last out of the seventh, and because of the solo shot he yielded in that frame, Giolito was in line for the loss when he departed.

Giolito will look to keep this hot streak going on the road against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Overall, he has submitted a 4.06 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 38 strikeouts across 31 innings this year. The Indians had baserunners in five of the seven complete innings Giolito pitched, but he permitted a runner to reach third base just once. The victory improved Giolito to 3-1, and in his last three starts, Giolito owns a 1.80 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 innings.

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Los Angeles has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out on 785 occasions. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. The Angels as a unit have 836 base hits, including 153 doubles and 135 homers. He maintains a slugging percentage of .603 with an OPS+ of 193. They have had 697 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .426. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .359. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. He has collected 103 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 43 runs. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 443 runs this season. He has 106 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 345 AB's. As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .456.

This will be Giolitos first career start against the Angels. The Chicago White Sox will look to rebound after dropping the rubber match of their three game set against Seattle on Sunday by a final score of 8-2. Tim Anderson accounted for both Chicago runs in the loss, going 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Jose Abreu, Matt Davidson and Adam Engel each added a base hit as well in the losing effort for the White Sox as Chicago cranked out just five hits as a team in the loss. Lucas Giolito will start game one and is 6-8 with a 6.18 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss, falling to 4-8 this season after allowing five runs on five hits over five innings of work.

The White Sox have gained 16.4 units and are 25-15 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The overs hit in 42 of those games, as opposed to 35 thatve gone under. The over has hit in 19 of those games, as opposed to 20 thatve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 1.2 units and are 46-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.

This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on Los Angeles at home. According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win, while the White Sox are getting a money line of +170 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs.