Tommy Hanson, Dylan Axelrod take mound in White Sox vs Angels tilt
Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Los Angeles duelling Chicago on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Tommy Hanson, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the White Sox trot Dylan Axelrod to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2013.
Chicago was a +100 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Angels taking on the American League's No. 12-rated White Sox in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Angels rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 15 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -150 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles rolled to a 6-5 win against Houston on Thursday, as Jason Vargas and the Angels' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
The White Sox were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over New York on Wednesday at Citi Field behind starter Jake Peavy.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 3-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Angels at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels' last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels at Chi White Sox, Saturday, May 11