Monday, August 10, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker (5-7) vs. Chris Sale (9-7)
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Chicago White Sox on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Angels send Matt Shoemaker to the mound to face Chris Sale of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +137 and Chicago at -147. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels, with a 52-57 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 50-55 over/under record. The White Sox are 50-58 against the run line and have a 48-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Angels show up with a 58-51 record, including 23-28 on the road. Matt Shoemaker has a 5-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.01 and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 9-10 over his 110 innings pitched this season while giving up 107 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 8-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 274 times and walking 96 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.76 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43.
Los Angeles is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .253 away from home. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 119.
Chicago is 26-26 at home while holding a 51-57 overall record on the season. Chris Sale has a record of 9-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.52 on the year with a 1.08 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 12-9 and he has allowed 126 hits over 143 innings pitched this season. The White Sox are also 8-11 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 118 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .242 at home. The White Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 120.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 58 errors with 990 assists and 2,909 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 66 errors, accumulating 1083 assists and compiling 2,898 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-57 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 48-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 50-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/28/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion 7-day DL (7/27)
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)
Chicago White Sox
08/02/15 RF J.B. Shuck Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/29/15 2B Emilio Bonifacio Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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