Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels will face off against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. WGN will broadcast this AL showdown and the game gets going at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Odds

The Angels are 70-72 SU and are 66-75 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.7 units for moneyline bettors and 18.2 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 56-86 SU and 72-69 ATS. The team’s lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units ATS. Chicago has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

White Sox games have had an over/under record of 67-68-6 in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 61-71-9.

Andrew Heaney is getting the nod for the visiting Angels. The left-handed Heaney (8-9, 4.16 ERA) has racked up 149 strikeouts in 158 innings so far. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox will turn to righty Reynaldo Lopez (5-9, 4.37 ERA), who has 122 strikeouts and 66 walks to his credit as well as a 1.33 WHIP. Lopez only made one start against the Angels in 2017 (0-0, 6.00 ERA and seven strikeouts across six innings).

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.68 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.70, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

Angels hitters have slashed .248/.320/.417 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 4.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Mike Trout continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Simmons is slashing .296/.342/.428 with 11 home runs, 70 RBIs and 61 runs scored. Trout (.314/.465/.623) has produced 33 homers, 68 RBIs, 92 runs and 22 stolen bases.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.04 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.53 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The Chicago offense has put up 4.2 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .214/.273/.327 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and first baseman Jose Abreu have led the White Sox offense this year. Sanchez is slashing .250/.318/.381 with seven home runs, 48 RBIs, 54 runs and 13 steals, and Abreu’s line is .272/.331/.491 with 22 homers, 78 RBIs and 67 runs.

The Angels have gained 1.8 units and are 47-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 45 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 5.4 units and are 18-18 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 16 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in only two of Los Angeles’ last seven outings.
  • The Los Angeles defense has allowed zero errors over its last five games, compared to five errors for Chicago over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.