The Los Angeles Angels will pay a visit to Chicago to face off against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and this AL showdown will be shown on NSC+ and FSW.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox are 72-68 against the spread (ATS), but just 56-84 straight up (SU). The team has lost 11.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.9 units (ATS). The Angels are 68-72 SU and have gone 65-75 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 9.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 19.6 units ATS.
White Sox games have had an over/under record of 67-67-6 in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 61-70-9.
Felix Pena is getting the start for Los Angeles. The right-handed Pena is 1-4 with a 4.19 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Chicago this year.
The White Sox are putting the ball in the left hand of Carlos Rodon (6-4, 2.89 ERA, 1.02 WHIP), who has 75 strikeouts and 38 walks. Rodon is 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 2.35 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.
As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have a 4.99 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.
The Chicago offense has produced 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .232/.296/.360 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the way for the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line is .248/.315/.376 with seven homers, 47 RBIs, 53 runs and 13 stolen bases.
For the visiting squad, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.70 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.74, along with a K-per-9 of 8.53.
Angels hitters have slashed .246/.318/.415 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Mike Trout have paced Los Angeles’ offense. Simmons is slashing .293/.339/.421 with 10 home runs, 69 RBIs and 59 runs scored. Trout (.305/.456/.604) is up to 31 homers, 63 RBIs, 88 runs and 22 stolen bases.
The Angels have lost 11.5 units and are 18-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 5.7 units and are 54-50 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 51 of those games, compared to 48 that went under the total.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER