Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Hudson vs. Lucas Giolito
Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (20-22, 3rd in AL Central) play the Toronto Blue Jays (17-26, 4th in AL East) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Blue Jays open this matchup at +105 while the White Sox are priced at -125. The total is set at 9.5.
The Blue Jays have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 17-26-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 47.6% of the time, going 20-22-0 straight up. The White Sox have been a strong option for bettors as a favorite, going 7-4-0 SU. Toronto covers 38.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 10-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a rough Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 17-26-0.
The Blue Jays are covering 40.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 9-13-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago covers 47.6% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 10-11-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 22-19-1.
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 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 17-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Hudson has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 333 base hits and 165 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 373. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Toronto is hitting .216, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 40 hits this season in 163 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 101. Freddy Galvis is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Blue Jays have 306 hits, including 66 doubles and 41 home runs. Toronto has walked 126 times so far this season and they have struck out 406 times as a unit. They have left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 153 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 20-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Lucas Giolito has a 4-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 145 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 173 hitters and struck out 355 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .350. He has 48 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .513 with an OPS+ of 131. Yoan Moncada is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 46 hits in 164 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .512. The White Sox as a unit have 365 base hits, including 67 doubles and 52 homers. Chicago has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 407 occasions. They have had 292 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 191 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +105
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