Monday, August 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (5-4) vs. Andrew Heaney (5-1)
The Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium on Monday. Carlos Rodon is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Andrew Heaney of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +148 and Los Angeles at -158. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 52-58 over/under record and a 55-59 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Angels are 52-64 against the run line and have a 54-58 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 54-60 record, including 25-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon holds a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.60. The White Sox are 10-6 over his 91.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 9-7 in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.54 and they've given up 306 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 295 and walked 126 batters this season while opposing teams hit .254 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.09 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.36 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.05, they are 20th in the league.
Chicago is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .255 away from home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .303 and they hold a .380 team slugging percentage. With 125 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.5.
Los Angeles is 36-23 at home while holding a 60-56 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.53, Andrew Heaney will come into this game holding a 5-1 record and a 1.04 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 7-2 over the 57 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 50 hits. Against the over/under, the Angels are 5-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 6.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.49 and they have given up 302 hits on the season. The Angels bullpen has struck out 296 batters and walked 106 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.32 hits per game and are averaging 8.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.54, they are 6th in the league.
They are batting .257 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .332 and they hold a .429 team slugging percentage. With 126 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.53.
The White Sox have committed 70 errors and have combined for 1,150 assists and 3,069 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 64 errors while having 1067 assists and 3,102 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 52-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 55-59 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Los Angeles Angels
08/16/15 SS Erick Aybar Back is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Kansas City Royals
08/11/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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