Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Ivan Nova
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (17-25, 4th in AL East) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (19-22, 3rd in AL Central). The White Sox open this game at -120 while the Blue Jays are priced at +110. The total opens at 9.5.
The Blue Jays have been great for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 17-25-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 46.3% of the time, going 19-22-0 straight up. The Blue Jays have been great for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 7-9-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 40.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been an awful Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 17-25-0.
The Blue Jays are covering 42.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-12-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox are covering 45.0% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 9-11-0 SU.
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 22-18-1.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/16/19 P Clay Buchholz Elbow 10-day IL (05/10)
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 60-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 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/14/19 CF Leury Garcia Back is questionable Thursday vs Toronto Blue Jays
05/14/19 P Manny Banuelos Shoulder left last game, is questionable for next start
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 17-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 323 base hits and 162 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Toronto is hitting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 42 hits this season in 150 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 103. Randal Grichuk is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Blue Jays have 304 hits, including 66 doubles and 40 home runs. Toronto has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 403 times as a unit. They have left 249 men on base and have a team OPS of .645. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 19-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.29, Ivan Nova has a 2-3 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 44.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 12.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 143 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 364 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 169 hitters and struck out 352 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .349. He has 46 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 135. Tim Anderson is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 48 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .513. The White Sox as a unit have 355 base hits, including 66 doubles and 52 homers. Chicago has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 398 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 187 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +110
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