Angels vs. White Sox Odds & Predictions
Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, April 30th, 3:07 ET
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
Money Line: Angels -110 / White Sox 110
Total Line: 9
Los Angeles: Jose Suarez (0-1, 5.54)
Chicago: Vince Velasquez (0-2, 6.75)
STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Los Angeles Angels: 14-7-0 SU / OU 9-11-1 / Run Line W/L 12-9-0
Chicago White Sox: 7-12-0 SU / OU 9-9-1 / Run Line W/L 6-13-0
The Chicago White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 30th at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 3:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-110), with a total line set at 9.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to pick up another big win, after they defeated the White Sox by a score of 5-1. Heading into this game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite with a moneyline of -125.0. Through 18 games as the favorite, the team has won at a rate of 67.0%. On offense, Los Angeles’s lineup put together a total of 13 hits, while the pitching staff allowed one runs on 3 hits. Combined, the Angels and Sox fell short of the over-under betting line of 8.5 runs. So far, Los Angeles has been a good candidate to fall below the betting lines, as their over-under record sits at just 9-11-1.
The Angels will look to continue their strong play, are 5-0 over their last five contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at 17. In their last 5 contests, Los Angeles is averaging 5.0 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.95. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 7 series played, going 5-2-0.
The White Sox will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the LA Angels by the score of 5-1. For the game, Chicago’s staff gave up 5 runs, on 13 hits, while on offense, Chicago came up with 3 hits leading to 1 run. With this result, the team’s over-under record drops back to even at 9-9-1.
The White Sox come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -11. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 2.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 3.16. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 3-4-0.
For the Angels, Jose Suarez gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 0-1. To date, Suarez has an ERA of 5.54 while lasting an average of 4.33 innings per appearance. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.224. In addition to a high a batting average allowed, opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Suarez, averaging 1.38 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Suarez has a strikeout percentage of 19.0% and a per 9 average of 8.0. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 3.0 walks per outing.
For the White Sox, Vince Velasquez gets the start, with a record of 0-2. Leading up to the game, Velasquez is hoping to bring down an ERA of 6.75. So far, he is averaging 4.0 innings per outing. Opposing lineups have put together a combined batting average of 0.288 against Velasquez. In terms of power, the right-hander is giving up 2.25 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heading into today’s action, Vince Velasquez is averaging 10.0 K’ per 9 innings. Throughout the season, walks have been an issue, as he is giving up 2.33 free passes per outing.
Los Angeles vs Chicago History
So far, the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels have met up 1 time, with Los Angeles leading the season series, 1-0. Through 1 game, the series’ over-under record is 0-1, with the average run total sitting at 10.71 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 4.0 runs. Going back to last year, Los Angeles won the season series, 5 games to 2. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 4-3 with an average of 10.71 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.29 runs per contest.
- Angels are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
- Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
- White Sox are 69-32 in their last 101 games as a home favorite.
- White Sox are 42-20 in their last 62 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Prediction
Heading into this matchup, the Angels have a large advantage on offense, as they are one of the top-scoring teams against right-handed pitching, ranking 5th runs per at bat. A key reason for their success is their team batting average of .251 with righties on the mound, 4th best in the league. Look for the Angels to pick up a win in game 2 of this series.
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