Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Jose Suarez
Angel Stadium is the site where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (59-63, 4th in AL West) will take on the Chicago White Sox (54-65, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday.
The White Sox have been a less than ideal pick for MLB bettors, having gone 54-65-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 48.4% of the time, going 59-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a good Under pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 53-62-4.
Chicago covers 41.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 24-34-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 51.7% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 30-28-0 SU.
The Angels have been a solid Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 59-56-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/14/2019 Leury Garcia CF Finger Probable for Aug 15
8/14/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/14/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 17
8/12/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/11/2019 Kevan Smith C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/9/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/5/2019 Luke Bard RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 54-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 1-7 record with an earned run average of 6.88 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 371 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,067 base hits and 561 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 433 batters and struck out 937. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 108 hits this season in 334 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 119. Jose Abreu is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 475 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The White Sox have 1,032 hits, including 179 doubles and 128 home runs. Chicago has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,137 times as a unit. They have left 783 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 497 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 59-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.57, Jose Suarez has a 2-4 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 49.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 554 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 585 batters and walked 233 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,066 base knocks and 610 earned runs this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,066 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .439. He has 117 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 402 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .654 with an OPS+ of 185. David Fletcher is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 121 hits in 426 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Angels as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 208 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 904 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 612 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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