Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels MLB Picks & Predictions 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the venue where David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (58-62, 4th in AL West) will take on the Chicago White Sox (52-64, 3rd in AL Central) on Thursday.
The White Sox have been a terrible choice for MLB bettors, having gone 52-64-0 SU. The Angels cover 48.3% of the time, going 58-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a less than ideal Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 52-60-4.
The White Sox cover 41.4% of the time away from home, having gone 24-34-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 51.8% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 29-27-0 SU.
The Angels have been a dicey Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 57-56-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/12/2019 Leury Garcia CF Illness Probable for Aug 13
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/31/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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
8/12/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/12/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/11/2019 Kevan Smith C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/9/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 52-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 123 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 364 hitters and walked 184 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 4.85. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,039 base hits and 548 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 922. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Chicago is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 126 hits this season in 464 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 106. Tim Anderson is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 321 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The White Sox have 1,000 hits, including 171 doubles and 126 home runs. Chicago has walked 273 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,115 times as a unit. They have left 767 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 478 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 58-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Andrew Heaney has a 1-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 577 batters and walked 230 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 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 5.05. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,043 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 422 hitters and struck out 1,050 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 .252, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .336. He has 116 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 419 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 92. Mike Trout is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 117 hits in 397 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 187 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Angels as a unit have 1,034 base hits, including 203 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 433 times this year and they have struck out on 884 occasions. They have had 831 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 598 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks