Baseball Betting Odds: White Sox vs. Angels
Two teams trying to stay in the playoff hunt will take the field on Wednesday when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox.
The Angels are trying to make up some ground on the Texas Rangers in the AL West standings, while the White Sox are still within shouting distance of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central race.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -215 favorites. The total was set at 7.
The Angels sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Angels have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).
Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.
The White Sox were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The White Sox endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Angels on Tuesday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Angel Stadium.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few White Sox at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Chi White Sox are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Seattle, Friday, August 26
LA Angels at Texas, Friday, August 26