Tuesday, April 19, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Mat Latos
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Mat Latos for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +116 and Chicago at -126. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Angels have a 4-8-1 over/under record and a 8-5-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 62% of the time. The White Sox are 7-5-0 against the run line and have a 3-7-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 5-7 record, including 3-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 7 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he has given up 8 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen while being struck out 30 times and walking 13 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 6.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.10. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 102 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 34 batters and struck out 87. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .265, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .288 average away from home. The Angels hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.23 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .233 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 10 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 13 times and has walked 7 times. Albert Pujols is hitting .196 and he has an on-base percentage of .260. He has totaled 9 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 8 times. The Angels have 89 hits, including 19 doubles and 6 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Los Angeles has walked 39 times this season and they've struck out 67 times as a unit. They've left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .617. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 36 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 1-1 home record and a 8-4 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.75, Mat Latos has a 2-0 record and a 0.50 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 4 hits. He has allowed 3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.86. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.61 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 28 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.31 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.49. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 78 base knocks and 29 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.5 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 97. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 2.92.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .210 average at home. The White Sox hold a .332 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.67 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .214 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 14 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .356 and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 1. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 8 times. The White Sox as a unit have 92 base hits, including 13 doubles and 9 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Chicago as a team has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out 93 times. They've had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .609. They score 3.25 runs per game and have totaled 39 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-7-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 7-5-0 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
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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