Orioles vs. White Sox - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (17-8) at Baltimore Orioles (14-9)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
C Sale (5-0) (1.66) vs. U Jimenez (1-2) (3.91)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +121 / Chicago White Sox -131 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 12 games. The White Sox have been getting it done on both ends and has a pitching staff that’s allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox have allowed 23 runs in this series but has been very sharp overall this season to this point. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 28 hits, Jose Abreu has 13 RBI and Todd Frazier has seven home runs. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he’s 5-0 with a 1.66 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Sale is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Orioles have relied on an offense that’s scored 23 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 33 hits, Mark Trumbo has 19 RBI and Chris Davis has seven home runs. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 3-4 with a 4.17 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 6-0 in Sales last 6 starts. The Orioles are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series and 7-3 in Jimenezs last 10 starts. The White Sox are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings.
The White Sox continue to be one of the hotter teams in the league, as the offense and pitching staff has been clicking as of late. When you add Sale to the mix, and it's tough not to pick Chicago in this spot. Sale has been on fire this season and may be on track to an AL Cy Young.