It’s game three of a four game series in the May 1st Angels at White Sox betting matchup. The first two games of this set have gone completely different ways, with Los Angeles picking up a 5-1 win on Friday at +133 and Chicago returning the favor 4-0 on Saturday as -117 favorites.
Chicago is at home on Sunday but are just 6-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field on the year. Overall the Sox have stumbled out to an 8-12 record and are just 2-8 in their last 10. The 14-8 Angels continue to sit atop the AL West and are 6-3 on the road, and 7-3 over their last 10. Oddsmakers have LAA as -115 favorites in this matchup.
Angels Try to Pick Things Back Up
Saturday’s loss was a rough one for the Angels as it snapped a six game win streak. It’s been offense that has fueled that successful run as L.A has put up at least 4 runs in 6 of their last 8. Los Angeles has a top five offense in runs/game (4.73), team BA (.255), OPS (.760), and HRs (27) to name a few.
Los Angeles should be able to add to those strong offensive numbers heading into the May 1st Angels at White Sox betting matchup. That’s because they are up against the up-and-down Dallas Keuchel (1-2, 9.00) who Mike Trout has gone 17-48 (.354) against in his career. It’s Taylor Ward that’s been scorching at the plate for L.A lately, hitting .440 with 4 HR in his past 6 games.
The Angels pitching staff has held up their end of the bargain as of late as well, holding opponents to 1 run or less in 4 of the last 6. Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 2.93 ERA) will try to keep that trend going on Sunday after allowing opponents to 1 ER in 2 of his 3 starts. Lorenzen allowed 4 ER in just 3.1 IP in his lone road start this season though.
Keuchel Back at Home
Keuchel comes into Sunday’s game with a 9.00 ERA, but that’s largely inflated from giving up 10 hits and 7 ER in just 1.0 IP on April 20th against Cleveland. The left-hander has just a 3.00 ERA in two home starts on the year.
It’s possible Keuchel has some success on Sunday after Vince Velasquez pitched into the 6th inning without allowing a run against the Angels offense on Saturday. That’s also the first time since the initial series of the season that Los Angeles hasn’t scored at least 3+ runs in a game.
Tim Anderson and Luis Robert both hit HRs on Saturday to help the White Sox snap out of a mini slump in which they scored just 3 runs in the previous two games. Chicago only has three players hitting above .230 in the past week so overall the Sox bats are still struggling.
Free May 1st Angels at White Sox Betting Pick
The big question in this game is whether Keuchel will pitch better being at home. He was rocked in an away start in Cleveland but has been solid in two outings at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Angels offense is a test, and one that Chicago will likely be on the losing end against.
Free Pick: Angels -115