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Francisco Liriano out to silence Angels bats in MLB contest

Los Angeles AngelsChicago White Sox
Aug 5, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Odds

58-50TEAM RECORD58-48

The Chicago White Sox battle the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-10 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Dan Haren, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

View LA Angels vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the White Sox in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

The Angels were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles needed extra innings to get the job done against the White Sox on Saturday as the Angels defeated them 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Chi White Sox are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Monday, August 6
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Monday, August 6