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

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-19

The Toronto Blue Jays will be taking on the Chicago White Sox. WGN will broadcast this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Odds

Vegas is listing Toronto (+110) as the underdog to Chicago (-120). The game’s total sits at 9 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. The game’s current runline odds sit at -190 for betting the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +165 for the White Sox -1.5.

The White Sox are 21-23 straight up (SU) and 21-22 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 2.8 units ATS. The Blue Jays have gone 18-27 SU this year and are 22-22 against the spread. They’re down 6.5 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 3.5 units ATS.

Chicago games have a 23-19-1 over/under record thus far in 2019. The Blue Jays have been a decent under bet with a total record of 18-25-1.

Trent Thornton will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Thornton is 1-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 46 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The White Sox are turning to righty Reynaldo Lopez (3-4, 5.58 ERA), who has 53 punchouts and 23 walks, in addition to a 1.56 WHIP. Lopez made two starts against the team in 2018, posting a 0-1 record in 2018, compiling a 0-1 record with a 7.84 ERA.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.37 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.01 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.27, along with a WHIP of 1.40 and a K/9 of 9.55.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .220/.289/.364 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 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/.301/.460 with six home runs, 18 RBIs and 18 runs scored, while Grichuk is hitting .249 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.95 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Chicago’s offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .260/.297/.387 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led the way for the White Sox batters this year. Anderson is slashing .325/.354/.510 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 27 runs and 13 steals, while Moncada’s line is .288/.344/.518 with nine homers, 29 RBIs and 30 runs.

The Blue Jays have lost 11.1 units and are 15-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 16 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have netted 0.9 units and are 14-16 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 17 of those games, compared to 12 that went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Pick

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

Notes

Betting Trends

The over has cashed in three of Chicago’s last seven games.

Chicago has recorded 18.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.6 over its last five.

Each team has hit 10 home runs over its last 10 games.

The Blue Jays have an OPS of .653 this season and an OPS of .668 against right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .731 overall and .737 versus righties.

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