Wednesday, April 20, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs. Chris Sale
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +135 and Chicago at -145. The over/under was set at 7. 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 7-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-8-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 6-7 record, including 4-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 19 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he has given up 18 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.73. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 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 105 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 97. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .265, good for 7th 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 .234 and his on-base percentage is at .339. He has 11 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 14 times and has walked 8 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .354 and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 17 hits so far while scoring 6 runs and he's driven in 6. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 12 times. The Angels have 102 hits, including 20 doubles and 6 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Los Angeles has walked 41 times this season and they've struck out 72 times as a unit. They've left 86 men on base and have a team OPS of .628. They score 3.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 1-2 home record and a 8-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.35, Chris Sale has a 3-0 record and a 0.78 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 15 hits. He has allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.72 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 32 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 91 base knocks and 36 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 30 hitters and struck out 102. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 2.91.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .174 average at home. The White Sox hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .271 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.31 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .217 and he has an OBP of .327. He has 10 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .347 and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 17 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 95 base hits, including 15 doubles and 9 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Chicago as a team has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out 103 times. They've had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .591. They score 3 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 3-8-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 7-6-0 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 Angels
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