Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-147) Los Angeles (+100)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (26-34, 4th in AL West last year) will take on the Chicago White Sox (35-25, 2nd in AL Central last season) on Saturday. The White Sox open this game at -147 while the Angels are priced at +100. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb.
Chicago had a slugging rate of .453 and were rung up 571 times last year, while being walked on 179 occasions. They amassed 294 runs batted in as well as 534 hits over the course of last season, and their team batting average was .261. The White Sox tallied 94 two-baggers as a unit and hit 96 balls out of the park. They had 306 runs scored while having a team OBP of .326. As a team, the Chicago White Sox notched 5.1 runs per game, which put them at 5th in the league.
The White Sox held a team ERA of 3.81 over the course of last season (6th in MLB), and the staff rung up 523 batters. They walked 217 opposing hitters and their FIP was 4.32 as a team last year. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.41 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. White Sox pitchers allowed 71 home runs and 246 total runs (21st in the league). White Sox relief pitchers went to the mound with opponents on base in 62 games as well as 67 outings with high leverage. The relievers recorded 32 holds in the prior season (12th in baseball). The White Sox relievers compiled a save rate of 52.0% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. They accumulated 13 saves over the course of last season and did not convert 12 of their 25 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers inherited 103 base runners last year and 29.1% of those runners crossed the plate. The White Sox had sent 224 relievers to the mound over the course of last year.
Lance Lynn allowed 64 hits in 84 innings he pitched last year. His ERA sat at 3.32 and he struck out 89 batters. He conceded 31 earned runs last year and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.6. He gave up 6.9 H/9 and his WHIP was at 1.06. Lynn was the owner of a FIP of 4.19 and an ERA+ of 143. Lynn has thrown 1,426 innings and has accumulated 1,415 K's during his MLB career. Lynn (104-71 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.62 and he has faced 6,048 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.57 (566 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.290. He has surrendered 1,312 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 529 walks.
They recorded 97 doubles, while walking 239 times as well as putting up 294 runs. The Angels had a slugging percentage of .430 and they were earning 4.90 runs per contest (9th in baseball). Los Angeles had a total of 85 home runs in the previous season and 285 RBIs. They were rung up on 490 instances (22nd in the league) and had a total of 501 hits. The Los Angeles Angels accumulated an on-base percentage of .332 as well as a team batting average of .248 for the previous season.
The Angels finished with a team WHIP of 1.316 and had a FIP of 4.49 as a team over the course of the prior season. Their K/BB ratio was 2.63 (523 strikeouts against 199 walks). They were ranked 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 492. They allowed 82 homers and they surrender 5.50 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 321 runs over the course of the prior season while holding an ERA of 5.09 (297 earned runs relinquished). Los Angeles had relievers step onto the mound in 51 save situations and they came away with 12 saves. They were ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 46.2%, and they dispatched 228 relievers to the mound last season. Their relief pitchers came into 74 games with high leverage and also 92 games with runners on. Los Angeles relievers had an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of their 136 inherited runners. Finishing with 26 save opportunities, the Angels compiled 23 holds and 14 blown saves.
Cobb had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.1 with 38 total strikeouts and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 106. His WHIP sat at 1.34 and he earned a FIP of 4.87 last year. He took the ball for 52.1 innings last year while surrendering 8.9 hits per 9 innings. Cobb allowed 52 total base hits while surrendering 25 earned runs (4.30 ERA). During his career, Cobb has allowed 893 base hits while he has earned 718 K's in 917 innings pitched. Cobb (55-57 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.88 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 395 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 and he has gone up against 3,845 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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