Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox 9/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 25, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. James Shields
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, September 25, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and James Shields for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -145 and Chicago at +135. The Angels have a 75-75-5 over/under record and a 76-79-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 82-72-0 against the run line and have a 73-75-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-75-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 76-79-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 73-75-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 82-72-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/22/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm out indefinitely
09/09/17 3B Jefry Marte Foot 10-day DL (09/05)
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/08/17 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (09/08)
09/07/17 P Jake Petricka Elbow 10-day DL (09/05)
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 76-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 6-14 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 137 strikeouts over his 170.2 innings pitched and he's given up 191 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 483 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 566 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,303 base hits and 640 earned runs. They have allowed 211 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 449 batters and struck out 1,250. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .243, good for 28th in the league. The Angels hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .442. He has 116 hits this season in 378 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .616 and an OPS+ of 184. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 564 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Angels have 1,250 hits, including 236 doubles and 174 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 496 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,125 times as a unit. They have left 983 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 668 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 62-92 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, James Shields has a 4-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 110 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 112 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 483 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 488 batters and walked 228 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,337 base knocks and 724 earned runs this season. They have given up 234 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 600 hitters and struck out 1,136 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.20.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .283. He has 147 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 559 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 86. Jose Abreu is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 182 hits in 598 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .548. The White Sox as a team have 1,353 base knocks, including 243 doubles and 178 home runs. Chicago has walked 382 times this season and they have struck out 1,326 times. They have had 1,008 runners left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.39 runs per contest and totaled 676 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -145
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