White Sox vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 31, 2021

The Chicago White Sox () take the field on the road in the season opener against the Los Angeles Angels () at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Thursday, with the pirst pitch at 10:05 PM ET. Chicago’s Lucas Giolito gets the start against Los Angeles’ Dylan Bundy.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 30, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Giolito (CWS) Pitcher Bundy (LAA)
4 – 3 W/L 6 – 3
72.1 IP 65.2
3.48 ERA 3.29
1.04 WHIP 1.02
12.1 K/9 9.9
3.5 BB/9 2.2

White Sox Probable Starter Lucas Giolito

  • Giolito will take the mound to start for the White Sox, his first of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 26-year-old right-hander, started and went seven innings against the Athletics.
  • Giolito’s team went 6-2 in games he appeared in when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Probable Starter Dylan Bundy

  • The Angels will send out Bundy for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 28-year-old righty pitched was on Monday, Sept. 21, throwing five innings as the starter against the Rangers.
  • Bundy and his team were 2-1 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of March 30, 2021 at 8:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the White Sox scored the fifth-most runs in baseball (306 total, 5.1 per game).
  • The White Sox went 26-9 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 74.3% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -121 or shorter, Chicago had a record of 25-7 (78.1%).
  • Chicago played in 57 games with an over/under set, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-28-3).

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels won 11, or 39.3%, of the 28 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Los Angeles was 9-15 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +105 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Los Angeles went over the total set by oddsmakers in 29 of 55 chances last season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu had 19 home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
  • Abreu ranked second in hits (76), second in HR (19), first in RBI (60), 11th in BA (.317), and 11th in SLG (.617) among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Eloy Jimenez hit .291 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 12 walks.
  • Jimenez ranked 20th in hits (62), 18th in HR (14), 15th in RBI (41), and 19th in SLG (.554) among qualified hitters in MLB action.

White Sox Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 240 .317 43 19 60 .368 .985
Eloy Jiménez 213 .291 26 14 41 .327 .881
Tim Anderson 208 .322 45 10 21 .357 .886
Luis Robert 202 .233 33 11 31 .302 .738
Yoán Moncada 200 .225 28 6 24 .320 .705
Yasmani Grandal 161 .230 27 8 27 .351 .773
Adam Eaton 159 .226 22 4 17 .281 .665
Nick Madrigal 103 .340 8 0 11 .376 .745
Jake Lamb 88 .193 7 3 10 .283 .635
Adam Engel 88 .295 11 3 12 .333 .810

Angels Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rendon finished with a .286 average, nine home runs and 31 RBI last season.
  • Rendon ranked seventh in OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Mike Trout is batting .281 last season with a team-high 17 home runs and 46 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Trout ranked 19th in OBP (.380), fifth in HR (17), and seventh in RBI (46) in the league.

Angels Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 207 .319 31 3 18 .376 .801
Mike Trout 199 .281 41 17 46 .380 .983
Anthony Rendon 189 .286 29 9 31 .413 .910
Shohei Ohtani 153 .190 23 7 24 .291 .657
Albert Pujols 152 .224 15 6 25 .265 .660
Justin Upton 147 .204 20 9 22 .289 .711
José Iglesias 142 .373 16 3 24 .400 .956
Kurt Suzuki 111 .270 15 2 17 .344 .740
Jared Walsh 99 .293 19 9 26 .324 .970
Dexter Fowler 90 .233 14 4 15 .317 .706

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