Blue Jays vs. White Sox Thursday Pick
The Blue Jays and White Sox will open a weekend series at Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10 p.m. ET on Thursday night. Will tonight’s matchup turn into a relative pitcher’s duel?
Game Snapshot & Odds
967 Toronto Blue Jays (-131) at 968 Chicago White Sox (+121); 9 runs
Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 55% of the betting tickets are on the Blue Jays to beat the White Sox on the moneyline.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Freddy Galvis supplied two of Toronto’s five hits Wednesday in a loss to the Giants. Galvis got Toronto on the board in the first with an RBI double to right field. He also added a single in the sixth, though the Jays and their stagnant offense weren’t able to take advantage. The veteran infielder has raised his average 10 points from .270 to .280 over his current six-game hitting streak.
Chicago White Sox Fantasy Spin
Manny Banuelos has been diagnosed with a left shoulder strain. Banuelos is almost certainly headed for the injured list, but the White Sox will reevaluate him Wednesday before making anything official. The 28-year-old southpaw suffered the shoulder strain during his start Tuesday afternoon against the Indians. He wound up being charged with five earned runs over four innings as his season ERA ballooned to 7.26.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and are 2-9 in Marcus Stroman’s last 11 starts.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last five home games and are winless in Dylan Covey’s last eight home starts.
The under is 14-5 in the Blue Jays’ last 19 games versus American League Central opponents, are 16-6 in Stroman’s last 22 outings against the AL Central and is 7-3 in his last 10 starts overall. On the other side, the under is 6-2 in the White Sox’ last eight games overall, is 4-1-2 in Covey’s last seven starts and is 4-1-1 in his last six starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Blue Jays/White Sox UNDER 9