White Sox vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Angels be able to spark a little positive momentum when they open up a home series with the Chicago White Sox tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 23, 2018
10:07PM ET – Rogers Centre
TV: FSW (LA); NSC (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -210 to win, while the White Sox are getting a money line of +190 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on Los Angeles at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox fall in Seattle
The White Sox lost two of three in Seattle this weekend but they have still won four of their last seven games. Chicago is now 34-64 overall with a 15-35 record on the road. The Sox are putting up just 4.00 runs per game on the year while allowing 5.32 per contest.
Lucas Giolito is getting the start for the White Sox on Monday night. He has a 6-8 record through 19 starts this season. He is carrying a 6.18 ERA with a 1.51 WHIP. Giolito has pitched 103.1 innings this year and has 63 strikeouts with 60 walks.
Angels seeking consistency
The Angels have been struggling to find any consistency at winning over the last month. They just dropped two of three at home to Houston. They are 50-50 overall now with a 25-25 record at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.40 runs per game this year to lead the team while allowing 4.16 per contest.
Jaime Barria is getting the start for the Angels this evening. He has started 13 games this season and has a 5-6 record with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Barria has pitched 66.0 innings and has 52 strikeouts with 19 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 8-23 in their last 31 series openers. Chicago is also just 1-6 in their last 7 against AL West opponents.
The Angels are just 1-4 in their last five home starts for Barria but they have won five of their last seven against AL Central opponents.
Giolito isn’t a pitcher I can bet on. He is third in the majors in walks and his ERA is far too high to trust him to pitch well on the road. Los Angeles has struggled in recent weeks, but I feel like they can take care of their home field with Barria on the mound. He has a strong ERA and should be able to get past this average Chicago batting order.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -210