Blue Jays vs. White Sox Saturday Pick
The White Sox and Blue Jays split the first two games of their series and will meet again at 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Game Snapshot & Odds
967 Toronto Blue Jays (+130) at 968 Chicago White Sox (-140); 9.5 runs
Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:10 p.m. ET, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 56% of the betting tickets are on the White Sox to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged a two-run homer and a drew a walk Friday against the White Sox. His fourth-inning blast against Ivan Nova just barely cleared the fence in center field, but it counts just the same in fantasy leagues. Vlad Jr. has had a quiet start to his major league career, with a .210/.310/.387 batting line through 17 games, but he’s been making plenty of solid contact.
Chicago White Sox Fantasy Spin
Ivan Nova was hammered for nine runs — eight earned — over three-plus innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday. Nova came into Friday’s outing on a nice little run — including six innings of one-run ball against these very same Blue Jays in his last start — but Toronto got the best of him this time around. He allowed an army of baserunners with eight hits and four walks and three of those hits (Justin Smoak, Danny Jansen, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) left the yard. Nova carries a 7.42 ERA through nine starts and it’s hard to be optimistic about him moving forward.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 11-5 in their last 16 games when facing an opponent that scored two runs or less in their previous contest.
The White Sox are 8-20 in their last 28 games played on Saturday.
The Blue Jays looked great on Friday night, but Toronto has been incredibly inconsistent to start the year, so I wouldn’t be shocked if the White Sox returned the favor today. The Blue Jays are just 4-12 in their last 16 games overall and are winless in their last four games following a win. The White Sox, meanwhile, are 4-1 in Lucas Giolito’s last five starts and are 14-3 in their last 17 games when Gerry Davis is behind home plate.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox -140