Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-116) Los Angeles (+106)
Andrew Heaney 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 Friday. The White Sox open this game at -116 while the Angels are coming in at +106. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dallas Keuchel and Andrew Heaney.
The White Sox accrued 94 two-baggers as a team and knocked 96 balls out of the stadium last year. Chicago had a slugging rate of .453 and were rung up 571 times, while drawing a walk on 179 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox recorded 5.1 runs per outing, which put them at 5th in MLB. They amassed 294 runs batted in and 534 base knocks in the prior season, and their team batting average was .261. They racked up 306 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .326.
The White Sox held a team earned run average of 3.81 in the prior season (6th in baseball), and their staff struck out 523 hitters. They walked 217 opposing batters and their FIP came in at 4.32 as a team in the prior season. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.26. White Sox pitchers conceded 71 home runs in addition to 246 total runs (21st in baseball). White Sox relief pitchers came into the game with runners on in 62 games in addition to 67 contests with high leverage. The relievers accumulated 32 holds over the course of last year (12th in baseball). The White Sox relief pitchers accumulated a save rate of 52.0% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. They earned 13 saves last season and missed out on 12 of their 25 save opportunities. The relief pitchers inherited 103 base runners for the previous season and 29.1% of them earned a run for their team. The White Sox dispatched 224 relievers to the mound for the previous season.
Dallas Keuchel allowed 52 hits in 63.1 innings pitched over the course of last season. His earned run average sat at 1.99 and he struck out 42 opposing hitters. He surrendered 14 earned runs last season and had a K/BB ratio of 2.5. He conceded 7.4 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and he held a WHIP of 1.089. Keuchel had a FIP of 3.08 and his ERA+ was 224. Keuchel has thrown 1,365 innings and has 1,078 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Keuchel (90-73 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.77 and he has gone up against 5,681 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.59 (545 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.252. He has allowed 1,311 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 399 walks.
The Los Angeles Angels accounted for a team on-base percentage of .332 as well as a batting average of .248 last year. They were called out on strikes on 490 instances (22nd in MLB) and totaled 501 hits. Los Angeles recorded 85 long balls over the course of last season in addition to 285 RBIs. The Angels had a team SLG% of .430 and they were recording 4.90 runs per game (9th in the league). They hit 97 doubles, while taking a walk 239 times and putting up 294 runs.
The Angels finished with a team WHIP of 1.316 in addition to having a FIP of 4.49 as a pitching staff over the course of last year. They were sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 492. The Los Angeles pitching staff yielded 321 runs over the course of last year while holding an ERA of 5.09 (297 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sat at 2.63 (523 strikeouts vs 199 bases on balls). They yielded 82 homers and they surrendered 5.50 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). Los Angeles relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of 136 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers came into 74 games with high leverage in addition to 92 contests with base runners. Finishing with 26 save chances, the Angels tallied 23 holds and also 14 blown saves. They were ranked 28th in MLB holding a save percentage of 46.2%, and they sent 228 relievers onto the field last season. Los Angeles had relievers step onto the mound in 51 save situations and they walked away with 12 saves.
Heaney earned a K/BB ratio of 3.7 with 70 total strikeouts and he held an ERA+ of 105. His WHIP was 1.23 and he was the owner of a FIP of 3.79 throughout last year. He took the ball for 66.2 innings last year while conceding 8.5 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Heaney allowed 63 base hits while surrendering 33 earned runs (4.46 ERA). During his pro baseball career, Heaney has surrendered 492 base hits while he has accumulated 500 strikeouts in 504 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 249 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.248 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 2,127 batters in his pro baseball career. Heaney (24-29 career win-loss record) holds a 4.44 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-116)
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