Blue Jays at White Sox 5/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
May. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : TOR -130 O/U 9
On Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays open a four-game series on the road against the Chicago White Sox. The Blue Jays defeated the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday 7-3 as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit the first two home runs of his MLB career and became the third youngest MLB player to ever hit his first two home runs in the same game.
Chicago saw its three-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday following a 9-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who pitched seven scoreless innings, held the White Sox in check. Manny Banuelos was hit hard by the normally light-hitting Indians allowing four hits and five runs while walking three over four-plus innings.
Freddy Galvis leads Toronto with a .274 batting average and in hits with 40. Randal Grichuk leads in home runs with seven and Justin Smoak leads in RBIs with 20. Toronto is averaging .220 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .229. On Thursday, the Blue Jays will send Marcus Stroman to the mound. The right-hander is 1-6 with an ERA of 3.12, 45 Ks and 18 BBs.
Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with a .320 batting average and in hits with 48. Jose Abreu is the team leader in home runs with 10 and in RBIs with 36. Chicago is batting .254 while its opponents are averaging .265. On Thursday, the White Sox will send Dylan Covey to the mound. The right-hander is 0-2 with an ERA of 5.91, 5 Ks and 10 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Toronto is 2-5 in its last 7 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 14 of the Blue Jays last 19 versus American League Central teams
Chicago is 1-4 in its last 5 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the White Sox last 8
Free Betting Pick: Chicago White Sox +120
Chicago’s highly talented young players combined with a few veterans such as Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson have kept the White Sox hovering close to the .500 (19-22) mark. The White Sox have won 6 of the last 7 Game 1 of a series. Toronto has lost 7 of its last 9 overall and 7 of its last 9 versus a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Chicago White Sox win 6-3.