Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-120) Los Angeles (+110)
Dylan Bundy and the Los Angeles Angels (26-34, 4th in AL West last season) host the Chicago White Sox (35-25, 2nd in AL Central last year) at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The White Sox open this contest at -120 while the Angels are coming in at +110. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Lucas Giolito and Dylan Bundy.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox compiled 5.1 runs per game last year, which ranked them 5th in the league. They had 306 runs and had an on-base percentage of .326. The White Sox compiled 94 two-baggers as a unit and hit 96 baseballs out of the stadium. They tallied 294 RBI's and 534 base knocks over the course of the prior season, while their average at the plate was .261. Chicago had a slugging % of .453 and struck out 571 times, while drawing a walk on 179 occasions.
White Sox pitchers conceded 71 home runs and 246 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff walked 217 batters and their FIP was 4.32 as a unit last year. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.41 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.26. The White Sox held a team ERA of 3.81 over the course of last season (6th in the league), and the staff rung up 523 batters. The White Sox dispatched 224 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of last season. The relievers inherited 103 base runners during the previous year with 29.1% of those runners crossed home plate. They accumulated 13 saves last season and did not convert 12 of 25 chances to get a save. The White Sox relievers had a save percentage of 52.0% and entered the game in 58 save situations. The bullpen a total of 32 holds over the course of last season (12th in MLB). White Sox bullpen pitchers entered the contest with players on base in 62 contests in addition to 67 contests with high leverage.
Lucas Giolito surrendered 47 base hits in 72.1 innings pitched last year. His ERA sat at 3.48 and he fanned 97 batters. He conceded 28 ER's throughout last season and had a K/BB ratio of 3.5. He conceded 5.8 H/9 and his WHIP was 1.037. Giolito held a FIP of 3.19 and his ERA+ was 128. Giolito has thrown 489 innings and is sitting with 495 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 4.44 (241 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.227. He has surrendered 401 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 199 walks. Giolito (31-29 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 while going up against 2,048 batters during his time in the majors.
They put up 97 two-baggers, while getting a free base 239 times and putting up 294 runs. The Angels held a team slugging % of .430 and they were recording 4.90 runs per contest (9th in baseball). Los Angeles accounted for 85 home runs over the course of last year to go along with 285 RBIs. They were rung up on 490 instances (22nd in baseball) and tallied 501 hits. The Los Angeles Angels had a team on-base percentage of .332 in addition to a team batting average of .248 in the prior season.
The Angels had a WHIP of 1.316 and had a FIP of 4.49 as a staff in the prior season. They ranked 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 492. The Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 321 runs over the course of last season while holding an ERA of 5.09 (297 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.63 (523 strikeouts against 199 walks). They gave up 82 homers and they allowed 5.50 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). Los Angeles had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 51 save situations and they tallied 12 saves. They were ranked 28th in the league with a save percentage of 46.2%, and they dispatched 228 relief pitchers onto the diamond last season. Their relief pitchers came into 74 games with high leverage in addition to 92 games with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers had an inherited score rate of 35.0% of 136 inherited base runners. With 26 save chances, the Angels tallied 23 holds and 14 blown saves.
Bundy had a K/BB ratio of 4.2 with 72 total strikeouts and an ERA+ of 142. He took the hill for 65.2 innings last year while surrendering 7 H/9. Bundy gave up 51 base knocks while he surrendered 24 earned runs (3.29 ERA). His WHIP was 1.04 and he had a FIP of 2.95 over the course of last season. So far in his MLB career, Bundy has allowed 662 base knocks while earning 674 strikeouts in 680 innings. He has allowed a total of 343 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.301 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.02 and he has faced 2,895 opposing batters during his career. Bundy (44-48 career mark) holds a 4.54 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-120)
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