The White Sox (40-55, 19-30 away) travel to take on the Mets (43-50, 21-21 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Lucas Giolito is getting the start for the White Sox while Carlos Carrasco is starting for the Mets. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Chicago White Sox vs. New York Mets showdown at Citi Field.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS NEW YORK METS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Mets -120
This game will be played at Citi Field at 7:10 ET on Tuesday, July 18th
WHY BET THE NEW YORK METS:
- In their previous ten games, the Mets have a record of 6-4.
- The Mets have gone 3-2 in their five games at home.
- The White Sox are just 0-2 in Lucas Giolito’s last two starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
On a record of 40-55, the White Sox find themselves in 4th place in the AL Central. When playing away from home, Chicago is just 19-30 and come into the game with an overall series record of 9-19-2.
The White Sox will give the ball to starter Lucas Giolito, who has a 6-5 record across 19 appearances. His ERA is 3.44 and his K/9 rate is 9.37, while his FIP is 4.21 and OBP .281.
Despite hurling seven frames and yielding only two runs in his most recent outing, Lucas Giolito was unable to factor into the decision as the White Sox ultimately fell to the Cardinals 4-3.
The White Sox’s offense comes into today’s game with a collective batting average of .239 and are averaging 4.2 runs per game for the season. Looking at their ten most recent games, Chicago has gone deep seven times, which is ranked 13th in that time. To date, the team’s OPS is .688 to go along with an on base percentage of .296.
Luis Robert Jr. has been a major contributor to the White Sox offense this season, leading the team in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 56. His slugging percentage of .575 is also impressive.
WILL THE NEW YORK METS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Entering game 94 of their season, the Mets are 18.5 games out in the NL East and are in 4th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 10-16-4. New York’s road winning percent is currently 43.1% (22-29) compared to 50.0% at home (21-21).
Starter Carlos Carrasco has earned an overall record of 3-3 in 12 appearances for the Mets. His ERA stands at 5.16, with a K/9 figure of 6.34 and FIP of 5.96. Opposing batters have managed to reach base against him at a .335 clip.
Carrasco earned the victory in his most recent start, allowing no earned runs and three hits over eight innings against the Diamondbacks. The Mets cruised to a 9-0 win.
So far this season, the Mets’ has gone deep 115 times, placing them 10th in the league. Over New York’s previous five games, they are 15th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.4 runs per game putting them 20th in the league. The Mets’ overall team batting average stands at .237 along with an OBP of .317.
The Mets’ Brandon Nimmo has been their offensive leader this season, boasting a .263 batting average. He has also recorded a .444 slugging percentage and a .359 on-base percentage.