Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Cease vs. Griffin Canning
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (60-64, 4th in AL West) host the Chicago White Sox (55-66, 3rd in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold pick for bettors, having gone 55-66-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 48.4% of the time, going 60-64-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 55-62-4.
The White Sox cover 41.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 25-35-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 51.7% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 31-29-0 SU.
The Angels have been a decent Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 61-56-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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
8/4/2019 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 55-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.54 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 39 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,084 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 961. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 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. Jose Abreu is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 133 hits this season in 484 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 109. Tim Anderson is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 343 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The White Sox have 1,051 hits, including 183 doubles and 132 home runs. Chicago has walked 282 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 60-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.86, Griffin Canning has a 4-6 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 83.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 564 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 589 batters and walked 234 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,085 base knocks and 624 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,079 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .345. He has 125 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 435 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 98. Mike Trout is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 122 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 189 and a slugging percentage of .668. The Angels as a unit have 1,071 base hits, including 210 doubles and 175 homers. Los Angeles has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 928 occasions. They have had 858 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 622 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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