Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 5/11/2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Marcus Stroman
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the White Sox and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +137 and Toronto at -147. The White Sox have a 20-15-1 over/under record and a 15-21-0 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 20-15-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 15-21-0 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
05/02/19 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 16-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 7.04 and a WHIP of 1.70 this season. He has 28 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 13.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 129 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.7 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 5.41. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 334 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 313. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.57 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 41 hits this season in 144 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 125. Tim Anderson is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 130 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The White Sox have 312 hits, including 59 doubles and 44 home runs. Chicago has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 349 times as a unit. They have left 250 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.64 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 2.96, Marcus Stroman has a 1-5 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. 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 9th 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. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .291. He has 35 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 96. Randal Grichuk is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 35 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .418. 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 -147
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