Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Pick 05/16/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-16

Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox are playing host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field. This AL showdown gets going at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both NSC+ and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Toronto (getting -110) is favored against Chicago (+100) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for playing the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. There’s a runline of Blue Jays -1.5 (+135) and White Sox +1.5 (-155) for this matchup.

The Blue Jays are 17-25 SU and have gone 20-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors over the early portions of the year and 4.5 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 19-22 SU and 20-21 ATS. They’ve gained 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 2.8 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Chicago games have had an over/under record of 22-18-1 thus far in 2019. Toronto has been a decent under bet with a total record of 17-23-1.

Right-hander Marcus Stroman is the projected starter for the visiting Blue Jays. Stroman (1-6, 3.12 ERA) has recorded 45 punchouts in 52 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are going with righty Dylan Covey (0-2, 5.91 ERA), who has five strikeouts and 10 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.88. Covey is 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 7.71 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starters have a 5.90 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.08 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.297/.433 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led the White Sox hitters so far. Anderson is slashing .320/.350/.513 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 25 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Moncada is hitting .289 with nine homers, 28 RBIs and 29 runs.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.00 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.32, along with a WHIP of 1.39.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .219/.287/.360 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 2.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have led Toronto’s hitters. Galvis is slashing .280/.303/.447 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored. Grichuk (.252/.312/.453) has produced seven homers, 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 9.8 units and are 13-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 14 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under against righty starters. 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’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 11 that’ve cashed the under.

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction

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

Notes

Betting Notes

The under has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.

The Blue Jays have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.

The Blue Jays have an OPS of .647 this season and an OPS of .660 against right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS sits at .735 overall and .747 versus righties.

Toronto has recorded 14.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.2 over its last five.

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