Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +130 and Toronto at -140. The White Sox have a 20-16-1 over/under record and a 16-21-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 18-20-0 against the run line and have a 15-23-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 20-16-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 16-21-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 15-23-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-20-0 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
05/10/19 P Clay Buchholz Elbow has been scratched from last start, is questionable to make next start
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 16-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 339 base hits and 190 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 319. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.57 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Chicago is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 44 hits this season in 134 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 137. Yoan Moncada is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The White Sox have 318 hits, including 61 doubles and 45 home runs. Chicago has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 358 times as a unit. They have left 255 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 170 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 16-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.21, Aaron Sanchez has a 3-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 289 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 323 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .301. He has 36 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 100. Freddy Galvis is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .290. He has collected 36 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Blue Jays as a unit have 277 base hits, including 59 doubles and 37 homers. Toronto has walked 109 times this year and they have struck out on 369 occasions. They have had 225 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 3.63 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -140
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