Angels vs. White Sox Odds, Pick, Prediction: Expect Halos to Keep Mashing (April 30)
Michael Owens/Getty. Pictured: Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon.
- The Angels are looking to stay hot in Chicago against the White Sox.
- Chicago is looking to get back on track and end its losing streak.
- Jules Posner gives his best bet for Saturday's MLB game below.
Angels vs. White Sox Odds
|White Sox Odds||-125|
|Time||4:05 p.m. ET|
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The Los Angeles Angels are riding a six game win streak and look to seize control of their four game series against the scuffling Chicago White Sox.
The Angels are also looking to extend their lead in the AL West. They might actually be for real this year.
In a related story, the White Sox may no longer be for real.
The White Sox have lost 10 of their past eleven games and really seem to have lost their edge. Perhaps it’s the absence of rotation leader Lance Lynn. Or maybe dead baseballs are killing the offense. Either way, something is off on the South Side as the Sox continue to slip further below .500.
Saturday’s pitching matchup features two pitchers who have struggled to find consistency at the big league level.
Jose Suarez looks to give the Angels an opportunity to rack up their seventh straight victory. Vince Velasquez will look to get the White Sox back in the win column, but he has lost both of his last two decisions.
Los Angeles Angels: Offense Clicking on All Cylinders
A lot of things are going right for the Angels. They’re healthy, which is probably the most important element. Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh may be as formidable a foursome as any in the Majors right now.
Additionally, their young guys and role players are also lighting it up. Taylor Ward, Brandon Marsh, and Jo Adell all carry wRC+‘s north of 100. David Fletcher has returned and made an immediate impact going 2-for-4 in Friday night’s game.
One concern is the Angels unexpectedly had a bullpen game Friday night after Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start due to illness.
Jose Suarez makes his fourth start of the season, but has yet to make it beyond 4 1/3 innings. He may be asked to extend himself Saturday to help the bullpen rest up.
However, the Angels were in control of Friday night’s game from wire to wire and the bullpen did not throw too many high-stress innings. Any length they could get out of Suarez on Saturday would still help the bullpen though.
Chicago White Sox: Chicago Will Have Its Hands Full
On paper, Angels’ pitcher Jose Suarez has his work cut out for him. The White Sox have a line-up loaded with right-handed hitters who are among the biggest names in the game.
In reality, the White Sox have posted a team wRC+ of 61 at home against lefties, which is 29th in the league. The White Sox are still without Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and seemingly, their confidence.
Their bullpen, which has been a stabilizing force in recent years, has been a below average unit so far this season and their offensive production has fallen off a cliff.
With Vince Velasquez taking the ball against the best offense, the best road offense and the best road offense against right handers the Sox will have their hands full.
Angels-White Sox Pick
Everything is clicking for the Angels these days. They are healthy and clicking on all cylinders. Frankly, the Angels have a strong case to be considered one of the top five teams in baseball right now. The White Sox stock is dropping fast and this doesn’t look like the type of matchup that will help the club get back on track.
The Angels opened as underdogs, but the line is quickly drawing closer to even. As long as the Angels’ moneyline stays above the -130 threshold, this should be the play.
Pick: Angels ML -105