Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Trent Thornton vs. Reynaldo Lopez
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (18-26, 4th in AL East) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (20-23, 3rd in AL Central). The Blue Jays open this game at +110 while the White Sox are coming in at -120. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Blue Jays have been terrible for MLB wagerers, having gone 18-26-0 SU. The White Sox cover 46.5% of the time, going 20-23-0 straight up. The White Sox have been strong for wagerers as the favorite, going 7-5-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 40.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 11-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a very good Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 18-26-0.
Toronto covers 43.5% of the time on the road, having gone 10-13-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox cover 45.5% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 10-12-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a pretty good Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 23-19-1.
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
05/17/19 P Manny Banuelos Shoulder 10-day IL (05/15)
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 18-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trent Thornton has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 339 base hits and 167 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 380. They have walked 3.7 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 4.17.
As a team Toronto is hitting .220, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 44 hits this season in 159 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 102. Randal Grichuk is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Blue Jays have 321 hits, including 70 doubles and 44 home runs. Toronto has walked 132 times so far this season and they have struck out 413 times as a unit. They have left 264 men on base and have a team OPS of .654. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.58, Reynaldo Lopez has a 3-4 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 151 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 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 5.13. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 212 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 179 hitters and struck out 362 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .342. He has 48 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 128. Tim Anderson is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 50 hits in 154 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 371 base hits, including 67 doubles and 52 homers. Chicago has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 414 occasions. They have had 299 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 193 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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