Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick – MLB June 29, 2022

We are at Angel Stadium for the final matchup of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and LA Angels. They took a split in the first two games, with the Angels opening with a 4-3 win and the White Sox responding last night.

The White Sox were easy winners in an 11-4 victory. Johnny Cueto wasn’t perfect, but fine enough to go 6 innings with 3 earned runs allowed.

The Angels have stabalized since ending a 14-game losing streak, but trading wins with losses isn’t going to make it work. They are 36-41 and 12.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West.

That’s what you expect from this franchise. Five games below .500? Yeah, that sounds like the Angels. They will likely have good and bad moments, with no consistency for the rest of the season.

On a team with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, that’s not nearly good enough.

The Angels look like a World Series contender on paper, but paper tigers don’t win baseball games. The slide put them in this hole. Having said that, the Angels probably would have a way to sub .500 baseball anyway.

Chicago is going into this one with a record of 35-38 and six games behind the Minnesota Twins. Six games is still more than enough track for the White Sox to on a run and win.

We will see how the White Sox treat the tradeline. They don’t appear like the buyers, but a complete rebuild might be hard to initiate.

Acquiring an older Lance Lynn in exchange for a younger Dane Dunning in 2020 didn’t suggest in 2020 that the White Sox wanted to rebuild.

Michael Kopech and Shohei Ohtani are in the saddle in Anaheim on Wednesday night. Head below for our free White Sox vs. Angels prediction on June 29, 2022.

Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Chicago White Sox +1.5 (-135) +156 Over 7.5 (-120)
LA Angels -1.5 (+115) -190 Under 7.5 (+100)
Team Data Chicago White Sox LA Angels
Overall Record 35-38 36-41
Away/Home Record 19-17 20-23
Batting Average .251 .237
Batting Average Away/Home .271 .250
Runs Per 9 4.21 4.27
Team ERA 4.16 3.89
Team ERA Away/Home 3.70 3.75

White Sox vs. Angels Prediction:

Shohei Ohtani will look to continue pitching with a hot arm on Wednesday night. Ohtani is coming off a standout performance against the Mariners and Royals.

He was in top form in back-to-back starts on June 16 and June 22.

The native of Japan allowed 3 hits and no runs through 6 innings at Seattle, and then he fire back with a similar outing. Ohtani gave up 2 hits in 8 innings versus the Royals last week.

Note that Ohtani has conceded just 1 earned run in his last three starts. He’s gone 21 straight innings without giving up a run after getting pushed around at Yankee Stadium.

It’s unlikely that Ohtani will begin to slow down tonight. He’s been in better form at Angel Stadium, with an ERA of 2.45 and a 0.85 WHIP. He has a 3.41 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the road.

Ohtani has an ERA of 0.43 and a 0.67 WHIP in his previous three starts.

Opponents have recorded just a .184 OBP versus Ohtani through 21 innings of work. In 10 at-bats, the White Sox haven’t recorded a hit against him.

Chicago White Sox vs. LA Angels Betting Trends:

White Sox

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 7-3 overall in their previous ten games on the road
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games after a win
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous six games
  • UNDER is 5-1 in their previous five games versus a team with a losing record
  • UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus the Angels

Angels

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 10-4 overall in their previous 14 games versus the AL Central
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games on a Wednesday
  • UNDER is 5-0 in their third game of a series
  • UNDER is 6-1-1 in their previous eight games after a loss
  • UNDER is 12-3-1 in their previous 16 games

  • Michael Kopech is off to a strong start in his first season as a regular restarter. He has an ERA of 2.59 and a 1.01 WHIP across 64.1 innings of play.

    Kopech is looking for a better performance after a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in his last start.

    He gave up 6 earned runs in 6 innings, which doesn’t sound bad. However, he had command problems with 4 walks and 3 hits yielded.

    Kopech has generally been reliable on the road, with a 3.21 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 2022.

    The Angels have been underachievers at the plate all season. Their offense consists of Trout and Ohtani saving them. The Angels probably lose if Trout and Ohtani don’t have big games.

    As a team, the Angels are 20th in the majors with 4.25 runs per 9 innings of work. They’re hitting .239 for 19th in the majors.

    Conversely, the White Sox are 21st with 4.22 runs per 9 frames.

    I’m anticipating a 4-3 final score at Angel Stadium tonight. The UNDER offers some value at even money in this matchup.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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