Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Free Pick 05/17/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-17

The Toronto Blue Jays will be taking on the Chicago White Sox. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago is in line to broadcast this AL showdown.

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Odds

Both teams have equal -105 moneyline odds and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at Blue Jays -1.5 runs (+140) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-160).

The White Sox are 20-22 straight up (SU) and 20-21 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 2.8 units ATS. The Blue Jays are 17-26 SU and have gone 21-21 ATS. They’re down 6.3 units for moneyline bettors over the early part of the season and 3.5 units ATS.

White Sox games have had an over/under record of 22-18-1 so far in 2019. Toronto has been a decent under bet with a total record of 17-24-1.

Aaron Sanchez will get the nod for Toronto. The right-handed Sanchez (3-4, 3.75 ERA) has racked up 46 strikeouts in 48 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 7.50 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are handing the ball to righty Ivan Nova (2-3, 6.29 ERA), who’s got 31 punchouts and 12 walks, along with a 1.65 WHIP. Nova is 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.26 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.02 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.39, along with a WHIP of 1.39 and a K-per-9 of 9.74.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .216/.285/.356 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 2.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been paced by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is slashing .279/.302/.461 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Grichuk (.245/.305/.442) has produced seven homers, 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.79, a WHIP of 1.55 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 3.99 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .273/.321/.430 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have paced the White Sox batters this year. Anderson is slashing .320/.350/.513 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 25 runs and 13 steals, while Moncada’s line sits at .280/.339/.512 with nine homers, 28 RBIs and 29 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 10.8 units and are 14-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have netted 0.9 units and are 13-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve cashed the under.

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER


Betting Trends

The over has hit in only two of Chicago’s last seven games.

The Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games SU while the White Sox have taken four of their last five.

Chicago has posted 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.0 over its last five.

The Blue Jays have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 11 over their last 10.

The Blue Jays have an OPS of .641 this season and an OPS of .651 when facing right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .734 overall and .745 versus righties.

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