Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Chicago (-120)
The Chicago White Sox (8-12) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (14-8) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Angels at +100 and the White Sox are priced at -120. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Patrick Sandoval and Dylan Cease.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 4th in baseball. They have earned 104 runs and have an on-base percentage of .330. The Angels have tallied 38 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 27 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 99 RBI's and 185 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .255. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .430 and have been called out on strikes 193 times, while being walked on 77 occasions.
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The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 3.60 on the year (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 181 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 65 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.92 as a team this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.09. Angels pitchers have relinquished 24 long balls and 84 total runs (14th in the league).
Angels bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 26 times as well as having 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 17 holds this season (6th in MLB). The Angels relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 70.0% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 out of their 10 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 base runners on the campaign with 34.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Angels have sent 78 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Angels have converted 74.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,755 innings, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB. The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 585 putouts this season, in addition to 185 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which puts them in 25th in baseball, and have earned 13 double plays.
Sandoval has taken the hill for 178 innings and is sitting with 189 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.04 (80 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.253. He has allowed 150 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 73 free passes. Sandoval (5-15 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.34 while going up against 751 batters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .264 and a batting average of .212 on the campaign. They have struck out on 149 occasions (29th in baseball) and have earned 137 base hits. Chicago has 19 home runs on the year and 59 RBIs. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .348 and they earn 3.20 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have hit 29 two-baggers, while walking 41 times as well as putting up 64 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 87 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.78 (74 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 14 home runs and they yield 4.45 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.375 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.54 as a staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.18 (190 strikeouts vs 87 free passes). They are sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 155.
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.5% of 40 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 26 occasions with base runners. With 29 save situations, the White Sox have 18 holds and 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 80 relievers to the mound so far this season. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 11 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves.
In their 1,584 innings played, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (27th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 13 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .970 (30th in professional baseball). The White Sox have recorded 158 assists, 21 errors and have amassed 528 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Cease has allowed 283 base hits and he has 379 punch outs in 319 innings. He has surrendered a total of 153 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.348 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 and he has faced 1,381 hitters so far in his career. Cease (24-19 career mark) is the owner of a 4.32 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-120) and under 8 runs
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