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Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night in the first Sunday Night Baseball Game of the Week. Los Angeles has won two of the first three games against Chicago, and the offense has been leading the way in this series.

The White Sox picked up a win in game two of this series, but they have struggled in the other two matchups. Chicago is expected to be a World Series contender this season, but they will have to rebound after a slow start.

Los Angeles is hoping to make a playoff run this season, and they are off to the start that they needed. The Angels are hoping to keep pressure on the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics in the AL West in 2021. 

The Los Angeles Angels are -125 in the series finale against the Chicago White Sox.

 

Mercedes Driving Chicago Offense

The Chicago White Sox have a ton of young talent in the lineup, but it has been Yermin Mercedes that has stolen the show to begin the season. Mercedes has gone a perfect 8-for-8 at the plate, which has set a new Major League Baseball record in the process. 

Pitching has let down the White Sox so far this season, and that part of the team was expected to be a strength as well. Chicago will send Dylan Cease to the mound on Sunday night, and he will look to get things turned around for Chicago.

This White Sox lineup is going to do plenty of damage, but at some point they have to get some outs. 

All eyes on Ohtani

The Los Angeles Angels need more from their pitching staff this season, and that starts with Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani is back to making his Sunday starts on the mound, and this will be his first major test of the season.

Los Angeles does not have the ability to score runs in bunches like the White Sox, but they have been great in low-scoring games. The Angels have gotten great work from the bullpen, and that bullpen will likely need to cover some innings in this game.

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have been leading the way for the Angels on offense this season, as expected. Trout is hitting .375 to begin the season, and Pujols has one home run and four runs batted in. 

White Sox Win Finale

There is still so much hype surrounding Shohei Ohtani and his pitching ability, but it is time for him to prove it on the field. His first start in 2021 is against one of the most explosive and dangerous offenses in baseball, and that could prove to be a problem.

Chicago has not gotten off to the start that it had hoped this season, but they continue to show off some ridiculous young talent. Look for the White Sox offense to take over this matchup against the Los Angeles Angeles as Chicago leaves town with a series split. 

Bet the Chicago White Sox money line over the Los Angeles in this huge showdown on Sunday Night Baseball.

 

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