Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. James Shields
The Los Angeles Angels head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and James Shields for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -157 and Chicago at +147. The Angels have a 65-71-4 over/under mark and a 59-81-0 run line record. The White Sox are 74-66-0 against the run line and have a 67-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 65-71-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-81-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 67-67-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 74-66-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/06/18 LF Justin Upton Concussion is questionable Friday vs Chicago White Sox
09/06/18 CF Mike Trout Calf is questionable Friday vs Chicago White Sox
09/04/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 60-day DL (09/04)
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/21/18 1B Jose Abreu Ribs 10-day DL (08/22)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 60-day DL (06/14)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 68-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.03 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 504 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,163 base hits and 556 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,191. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 142 hits this season in 484 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 108. Mike Trout is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .456. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 189 while his slugging percentage is at .604. The Angels have 1,172 hits, including 218 doubles and 182 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 442 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,118 times as a unit. They have left 939 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 56-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, James Shields has a 6-15 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 141 strikeouts over the 182.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 166 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 501 batters and walked 209 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,198 base knocks and 661 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 553 hitters and struck out 1,091 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .292. He has 125 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 500 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 96. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 127 hits in 513 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .376. The White Sox as a unit have 1,166 base hits, including 232 doubles and 160 homers. Chicago has walked 367 times this year and they have struck out on 1,353 occasions. They have had 896 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 585 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +147
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