Greinke Favored for Angels
Zack Greinke takes the mound at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday in his second start as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.
And baseball odds action was backing the Angels early, as they were road chalk against the White Sox.
Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Greinke to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-4. He was a deadline acquisition from the Brewers this week. Getting the ball for the White Sox is Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game in May and who owns a 5-5 record on the season with a 5.90 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the White Sox in this one will find them as +120 underdogs on the MLB money line at Bovada. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.
This game matches up the No. 7 (White Sox) and the No. 3 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Angels at 4.7 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
The Angels were a 15-9 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (24) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 15-9 loss against Texas on Thursday, as C.J. Wilson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Chicago at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Scott Diamond and the Twins 3-2 on Wednesday at Target Field.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 10-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Angels at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Angels' last 20 games on the road
LA Angels are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
LA Angels at Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 4