Thursday, April 21, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. John Danks
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and John Danks for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +114 and Chicago at -124. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 5-8-1 over/under record and a 8-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The White Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-9-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 6-8 record, including 4-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 5 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen while being struck out 31 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.33 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 114 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 102. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .259, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .276 average away from home. The Angels hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.93 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .220 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 11 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 9 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .327 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. 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 105 hits, including 21 doubles and 6 home runs. They've stolen 3 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Los Angeles has walked 44 times this season and they've struck out 79 times as a unit. They've left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .609. They score 3.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 2-2 home record and a 9-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.94, John Danks has a 0-2 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.60 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 34 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.98 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.63. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 94 base knocks and 36 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 109. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 2.82.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .202 average at home. The White Sox hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .274 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.43 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .220 and he has an OBP of .322. He has 11 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .327 and he has an OBP of .364. 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 104 base hits, including 16 doubles and 11 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Chicago as a team has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out 108 times. They've had 89 men left on base and have an OPS of .611. They score 3.14 runs per game and have totaled 44 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 8-6-0 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 White Sox
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