Monday, April 18, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Carlos Rodon
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Monday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +118 and Chicago at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 4-7-1 over/under record and a 7-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The White Sox are 6-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-6-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 5-6 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 10 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 6.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.49 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 89 base hits and 44 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 81. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .268, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .288 average away from home. The Angels hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.5 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .231 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 9 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 6 times. Albert Pujols is hitting .195 and he has an on-base percentage of .267. He has totaled 8 hits so far while scoring 3 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 6 times. The Angels have 85 hits, including 17 doubles and 5 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Los Angeles has walked 36 times this season and they've struck out 56 times as a unit. They've left 73 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 1-1 home record and a 8-3 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.38, Carlos Rodon has a 1-1 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 10 hits. He has allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.73 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 25 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.51. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 27 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 88. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 3.12.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .210 average at home. The White Sox hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 7.91 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .237 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 12 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Todd Frazier is hitting .178 and he has an OBP of .213. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 10 times. The White Sox as a unit have 87 base hits, including 12 doubles and 9 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Chicago as a team has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out 81 times. They've had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .628. They score 3.36 runs per game and have totaled 37 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-6-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 6-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee 15-day DL (4/16)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
04/17/16 LF Melky Cabrera Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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