Wednesday, August 12, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney (5-1) vs. John Danks (6-9)
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The Angels send Andrew Heaney to the mound to face John Danks of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -129 and Chicago at +119. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Angels have a 52-55 over/under record and a 52-59 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The White Sox are 52-58 against the run line and have a 50-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 59-52 record, including 23-29 on the road. Andrew Heaney has a 5-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.45 and a 1.01 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 7-1 over his 51.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 44 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 5-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 6.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 285 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.49. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Angels bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 280 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.79 strikeouts per game while getting 8.36 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.56.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .256, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game.
Chicago is 27-26 at home while holding a 52-58 overall record on the season. John Danks has a record of 6-9 while sporting an earned run average of 4.79 on the year with a 1.44 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 10-11 and he has allowed 136 hits over 120.1 innings pitched this season. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 293 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.58. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 278 times. Chicago is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 9.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 25th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .382. Melky Cabrera leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.54 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .986 with 58 total errors, 1,015 assists and 2,966 put outs. The White Sox have committed 66 errors on the season with 1105 assists and 2,949 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-59 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 52-58 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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