MLB Picks: Angels vs. White Sox 4/29/22
Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, April 28th, 7:10 ET
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
Money Line: Angels 105 / White Sox -120 (Get Dimeline Odds >>>)
Total Line: 7
Los Angeles: Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 2.12)
Chicago: Lucas Giolito (0-0, 1.13)
STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Los Angeles Angels: 13-7-0 SU / OU 9-10-1 / Run Line W/L 11-9-0
Chicago White Sox: 7-11-0 SU / OU 9-8-1 / Run Line W/L 6-12-0
The Chicago White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 28th at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 7:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Chicago as the favorite (-120), with a run line set at 7.
Heading into today’s game, Los Angeles will be looking to tack on another win after taking down the Cleveland by the score of 4-1. 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 6 hits, while the pitching staff allowed 1 run on 4 hits. Combined, the Angels and Cleveland 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 9-10-1.
The Angels will look to continue their strong play, as they are 5-0 over their last five contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at 14. In their last 5 contests, Los Angeles is averaging 5.4 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.95. Their overall series record sits at 4-2.
Chicago will look to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to Kansas City. This was a disappointing loss for the White Sox, as they were favored to win at -135.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 14 games, winning at a rate of 50.0%. Offensively, Chicago came up with 5 hits, while the team’s pitching staff allowed 6 hits, leading to 5 runs. With this result, White Sox and Kansas City combined to fall below the over-under line of 7.5 runs. Even still, Chicago games have still gone over the betting total over half of the time, at (9-8-1).
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 -14. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 3.0 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 3.28. Overall, they have won half of their series, going 3-3.
For the Angels, Noah Syndergaard gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 2-0. Currently, Syndergaard has a strong ERA of just 2.12 while pitching an average of 5.67 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.167 against him. Not only does Syndergaard have a strong batting average allowed figure, but he has yet to give up a home run. Up to this point, strikeouts have not been a big part of Syndergaard’s game, as he has a strikeout percentage of just 16.4% and a per-game average of 3.67. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.33 walks per contest.
For the White Sox, Lucas Giolito gets the start, having yet to factor into a decision. Heading into his matchup vs Los Angeles, Giolito has a strong ERA, sitting at just 1.13. This has come while averaging 4.0 innings per start. On the season, opposing team’s have put together a batting average of 0.179 against Giolito. A strength of Lucas Giolito’s game is his ability to generate swings and misses, striking out batters at a rate of 44.1%. Throughout the season, walks have been an issue, as he is giving up 2.5 free passes per outing.
Los Angeles vs Chicago History
Today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox will be their first meeting of the season. 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 the average scoring differential sitting at 3.29 runs. Last year, LA and CHI combined to average 10.71 runs per game.
Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
White Sox are 69-31 in their last 100 games as a home favorite.
White Sox are 17-8 in their last 25 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Prediction
In this matchup, look for Noah Syndergaard to cause more problems for a struggling Chicago offense. On the season, the Sox are the 30th ranked scoring team against right-handed pitching. Currently, they are batting just .200 against righties. Look for the Angles to pick up the win.
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