MLB Picks and Parlays: The Dodgers Look to Continue Their Winning Ways against the White Sox
The Los Angeles Dodgers keep on winning the far majority of their games, but if they are to challenge the 1906 Cubs for most wins in a National League season, they are still going to have to pick up the pace. It is hard to win 116 games in a 162 game season! Currently the Dodgers are on track to win 115 after taking two of three from the Diamondbacks and Padres in their last two series.
They are now 9-3 in August with the White Sox coming to town.
In Sunday’s 6-4 win over San Diego Justin Turner was the offensive hero hitting two home runs and driving in four runs in the win. A five-run fourth innings would be all the offense the Dodgers would need.
Turner now has six homers and 14 RBIs in 12 games this month. Cody Bellinger is continuing his incredible rookie campaign by hitting .327 with six homers and 10 RBIs. Chris Taylor (15 runs) and Cory Seager (.333) have also been instrumental in keying the offense of late.
Chicago White Sox has been in free fall ever since the All-Star break ended. They are just 7-21 over that span, but they surprised many with a four-game winning streak last week that included a sweep of the best team in the American League. In beating Houston they managed to put 18 runs on the board in three games. That’s coming from a team that barely averaged 3 RPG in the second half leading up to the game.
They followed it up by taking the opener in their series with Kansas City before dropping the final two. They still managed to score ten runs in the two losses, so perhaps their prolonged offensive slump is behind them.
Tim Anderson (.270-4-10), Kevan Smith (.360-2-7) and Nicky Delmonico (.364-1-6) are leading the way offensively this month.
Miguel Gonzalez (6-10, 4.85 ERA) will pitch for the White Sox and he’s been mostly good since coming off the DL on July 18th after a month out of action. He gave up one run in eight innings in a 7-1 win over the Astros last time out. He’s allowed one run in three of five starts and three earned runs in one other. The one outlier was two starts ago when he gave up seven runs in 1.2 innings to the Red Sox.
Alex Wood (14-1, 2.37 ERA) has bounced back with two strong starts after posting the two worst starts of his season. He’s allowed three runs in 12 innings beating the Diamondbacks 3-2 last time out and the Braves 7-4 previously. The Dodgers have won eight of his last ten starts.
- Chi White Sox is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
- LA Dodgers is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
LA Dodgers is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
LA Dodgers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cash It In: The Dodgers are -350 favorites and the White Sox +305 underdogs. Upsets happen all the time, and a hot pitcher like Gonzalez is capable, but the Dodgers have been so clutch that I think they’ll win a close one. Dodgers 4-3.