White Sox vs. Angels Analysis & Pick 6/29/22

by | Jun 29, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 09:38 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: NBCSCH

Money Line: White Sox +113 / Angels -135 (GTBets - One of the most underrated sportsbooks on the web! They give our readers a 100% real cash bonus up to $500!)

Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Michael Kopech (2-4, 2.59)
Los Angeles: Shohei Ohtani (6-4, 3.49)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Gavin Sheets RF
Josh Harrison 3B
AJ Pollock LF
Jake Burger 3B
Reese McGuire C
Luis Robert CF
José Abreu 1B
Tim Anderson SS
Andrew Vaughn 1B
Michael Kopech P

Angels Projected Lineup

Max Stassi C
Brandon Marsh LF
Jared Walsh 1B
Taylor Ward RF
Luis Rengifo 2B
David MacKinnon 3B
Andrew Velazquez SS
DH Shohei Ohtani
Mike Trout CF

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 35-38-0 SU / OU 35-35-3 / Run Line W/L 34-39-0
Los Angeles Angels: 36-41-0 SU / OU 33-39-5 / Run Line W/L 35-42-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, June 29th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-135), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

The Chicago White Sox will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Angels by a score of 11-4. For the game, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 4 runs on 9 hits. The White Sox benefited from an offense that generated 11 runs on 17 hits. Chicago picked up the win, despite getting 110.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.5 runs. After the game, Chicago’s over-under record moved back to .500 at 35-35-3.

The White Sox will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 2-3 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at 0. In their last 5 contests, Chicago is averaging 4.2 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.22. Chicago’s overall series record is just 10-10-4.

Los Angeles is coming off a 7-run loss to the White Sox. Dropping the game 11-4. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 17 hits, leading to 11 runs. With their 9 hits, the Angels could only plate 4 runners. Los Angeles came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-120.0). So far, the team has won 55% of the games in which they were favored. In terms of the over-under, the Angels and White Sox combined to surpass the line of 8.5 runs. Against the run total, Los Angeles is just 33-39-5.

The Angels come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -8. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate of 3.2 runs per game, similar to their season-long average of 4.19. Los Angeles has a below .500 series record of just 10-11-3.

Pitching Matchup

Michael Kopech gets the start for the White Sox, with an overall record of 2-4. Through 13 appearances, Kopech has an ERA of just 2.59 while averaging 4.78 innings per appearance. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.157. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.58 home runs allowed per 9 innings. This season, he has struck out 23.0 of the batters he has faced. This has led to a per game average of 4.38. Command has been a problem for Kopech, as he is giving up 4.16 walks per outing.

Shohei Ohtani gets the start for the Angels, with an overall record of 6-4. Ohtani gets the start with an ERA of 3.49. On average, he has lasted 0.76 innings per appearance. Across his previous outings, opponents are batting 0.208 against Ohtani. Despite a strong batting average allowed, Ohtani is prone to giving up home runs, averaging 1.28 homers per 9 innings pitched. In terms of strikeouts, Shohei Ohtani has a strong K% of 33.0%, including a per game average of 1.22. Ohtani has done a good job at limiting walks, averaging just 2.54 per contest.

Chicago vs Los Angeles History

For the season, the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels will be playing their 7th game of the season. So far, the teams have each won 3 times. Through 6 games, the series’ over-under record is 2-4, with the average run total sitting at 10.71 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.33 runs. Los Angeles won last year’s head-to-head series, grabbing 5 wins to 2. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 4-3, with the average run total being 10.71 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.29 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels
  • Chi White Sox is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels’s last 16 games

Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Wednesday’s American League matchup between Chicago and Los Angeles features an outstanding pitching matchup between Michael Kopech and Shohei Ohtani. Even though the White Sox’s bats came to life in last night’s game, I expect a good outing from Shohei Ohtani. I like the Angels on the moneyline.

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