Blue Jays vs. White Sox Friday Prediction
The White Sox took Game 1 of their weekend series with the Blue Jays on Thursday night and the AL rivals will meet at 8:10 p.m. ET for Game 2 on Friday. Will Chicago make it two in a row versus struggling Toronto?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 17, 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, 62% of the betting tickets are on the White Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Freddy Galvis stroked a solo home run for his only hit of the night in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday. His bases-empty shot off starter Dylan Covey was one of just two hits the Blue Jays could manage in the entire game. Galvis is hitting better than he usually does this year, slashing .279/.302/.461 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 40 games. He is known more for his glove than his bat but is hitting well enough to garner some fantasy attention in deeper leagues this year.
Chicago White Sox Fantasy Spin
Leury Garcia (back) went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored versus the Blue Jays on Thursday in his return to action. He singled twice in the ballgame but his RBI came on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. The White Sox' leadoff batter is generating a moderate amount of fantasy value this year, slashing .292/.331/.368 with one home run, 13 RBI, 29 runs and six stolen bases. He can help his fantasy owners in batting average and steals, although that will come with almost no power -- he's hit a total of 16 home runs in his seven-year career.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are now 1-4 in their last five road games and are 2-9 in their last 11 games overall.
The White Sox have won four of their last five games.
The Blue Jays had a good matchup with Dylan Covey last night and couldn’t figure him out. That’s par for the course lately with Toronto, which is struggling mightily offensively. The Jays are also just 4-9 in Aaron Sanchez’s last 13 starts when he’s coming off four days of rest and are 0-4 in his last four outings following a team loss in their previous game. Given Toronto’s issues at the plate, Chicago is worth a flier at -116.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox -116