Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox 9/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 28, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Bud Norris vs. Dylan Covey
The Los Angeles Angels visit U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, September 28, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Bud Norris for the Angels and Dylan Covey for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -182 and Chicago at +172. The Angels have a 77-76-5 over/under record and a 79-79-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 84-73-0 against the run line and have a 74-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 77-76-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 79-79-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 74-77-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 84-73-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/26/17 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 78-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bud Norris has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 70 strikeouts over his 59 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 580 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 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 4.19. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,325 base hits and 650 earned runs. They have allowed 215 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 455 batters and struck out 1,272. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 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 .397 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. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 160 hits this season in 576 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 103. Mike Trout is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .446. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .629. The Angels have 1,276 hits, including 242 doubles and 180 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 507 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,149 times as a unit. They have left 1,002 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 686 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 64-93 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.83, Dylan Covey has a 0-7 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 495 batters and walked 231 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 4.81. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,357 base knocks and 736 earned runs this season. They have given up 239 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 606 hitters and struck out 1,159 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 5.19.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .358. He has 185 hits this year along with 102 RBI in 602 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 144. Tim Anderson is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .281. He has collected 149 hits in 571 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .410. The White Sox as a team have 1,376 base knocks, including 249 doubles and 182 home runs. Chicago has walked 389 times this season and they have struck out 1,347 times. They have had 1,024 runners left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.4 runs per contest and totaled 691 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -182
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