Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 5/10/2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Clay Buchholz
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Friday, May 10, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Clay Buchholz for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +125 and Toronto at -135. The White Sox have a 20-14-1 over/under record and a 15-20-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 18-19-0 against the run line and have a 15-22-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 20-14-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 15-20-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 15-22-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-19-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/08/19 CF Leury Garcia Thumb is questionable Thursday vs Cleveland Indians
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 60-day IL (04/27)
04/28/19 LF Eloy Jimenez Ankle 10-day IL (04/27)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 10-day IL (04/21); is out for season
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 16-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 2.00 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 325 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 307. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.54 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 42 hits this season in 128 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 133. Yoan Moncada is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The White Sox have 310 hits, including 58 doubles and 44 home runs. Chicago has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 343 times as a unit. They have left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 15-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.57, Clay Buchholz has a 0-2 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He's allowing 11.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 283 base knocks and 142 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 314 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .366. He has 28 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 117 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 115. Freddy Galvis is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 35 hits in 130 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Blue Jays as a unit have 272 base hits, including 57 doubles and 35 homers. Toronto has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out on 363 occasions. They have had 218 men left on base and have an OPS of .644. They have scored 3.62 runs per game and totaled 134 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -135
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