Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Chicago White Sox will be facing off against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. WGN will be televising this AL showdown and the game gets going at 4:07 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Chicago (+180) is entering this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-190) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this day game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds coming in at White Sox +1.5 runs (-125) and Angels -1.5 runs (+105).

The Angels are 51-52 straight up (SU) and 44-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 11.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 22.1 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 36-65 SU and have gone 51-49 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 15.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 4.3 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 42-52-8 in 2018. The White Sox have an over/under record of 45-50-5.

Dylan Covey will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Covey (4-5, 4.95 ERA) has recorded 48 punchouts in 63.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 6.35 ERA and five strikeouts across 5.2 innings).

The Angels will put the ball in the right hand of Nick Tropeano (3-5, 4.58 ERA, 1.34 WHIP), who has 49 strikeouts and 24 walks this season. Tropeano did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 3.77 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.87 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .281/.385/.515 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led the Angels’ hitters this year. Trout is slashing .311/.460/.621 with 28 home runs, 58 RBIs, 76 runs and 19 steals, while the line for Simmons stands at .305/.362/.427 with six homers, 44 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.13 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.52 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.53, along with a WHIP of 1.43 and a K/9 of 9.52.

White Sox hitters have slashed .242/.302/.398 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez continue to lead Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is slashing .255/.318/.443 with 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .255/.310/.395 with five homers, 42 RBIs, 35 runs and 10 steals.

The White Sox have lost 9.0 units and are 40-37 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 34 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.2 units and are 36-37 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 31 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve cashed the under.

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in just two of Chicago’s last seven contests.
  • Chicago has posted 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 18 over their last 10.