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2021 MLB Handicapping
(0-0) Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels (0-0)
Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2020
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Dylan Bundy
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -120 | Angels EV
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5 (+140) | Angels +1.5 (-160)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox are going to be one of the most exciting teams in baseball this season.
The lineup is electric, as Chicago finished in the top-10 in every possible metric and ultimately finished first in offensive WAR. Plus, the White Sox threw Adam Eaton in the lineup, who slumped last season but produced a wOBA above .340 in the six straight seasons before that.
This offense led Chicago to a 35-25 record last season and a Wildcard spot. More important, however, is the White Sox offense led Chicago to a 38-25 run line record last season.
Lucas Giolito is the White Sox ace this season. He’s a workhorse who finished 11th among pitchers last season in innings pitched while posting a xFIP of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.04. He throws a ton of fastballs, and as a result is one of the best strikeout guys in the league. He finished in the 92nd percentile of qualified pitchers in strikeout percentage last season.
Giolito has only pitched against the Angels three times in his career. He’s tossed 19 total innings against them, allowing seven runs on 14 hits.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels are also one of the more exciting teams in baseball this season.
The roster is filled with big names. Mike Trout, Justin Upton, Anthony Rendon, Albert Pujols, Dexter Fowler, Shohei Ohtani, etc.
However, the question is if the Angels can finally put it all together. Trout isn’t going to be the best player in baseball forever, and Los Angeles needs to start winning now.
The Angels were above average on the offensive end in 2020, but they should be even more dangerous this season.
However, the pitching staff leaves a lot to be desired. Headlined by Dylan Bundy, Andrew Heaney and Jose Quintana, the starting rotation is underwhelming.
But the roster as a whole has a high ceiling. The Angels also have a very low floor.
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Angels starter Bundy had a great season in 2020. He went 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. However, in the abbreviated campaign, there was a lot of luck involved.
Bundy posted a 3.75 xFIP and the lowest HR/FB rate (8.2%) of his career by a mile. Moreover, his BABIP was about 20 points lower than his career average.
Overall, I expect a lot of regression from Bundy this season.
Meanwhile, Giolito should have another stellar season. If anything, I only expect Giolito to improve this year.
While the Angels have a star-studded lineup, the White Sox are a better team and I’ll happily play them at close to a pick’em. Expect Chicago to roll tonight in LA.
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