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Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/1/19 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Wednesday May 1, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +130 / Chicago White Sox -152 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
WGN, MAS2
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The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Orioles have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost their last eight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 39 hits and 14 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Renato Nunez have combined for 61 hits and 28 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.18 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox have won their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 36 hits and 18 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 62 hits and 44 RBI. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 8.42 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Nova is 8-5 with a 5.51 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 17-36 in their last 53 Tuesday games, 19-48 in their last 67 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in Cashners last 5 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 15-36 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Novas last 5 starts. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Novas last 5 starts overall. The over is 7-3 in Cashners last 10 road starts.

After getting rocked in his season debut, Cashner has actually been pretty decent, and that includes allowing just six runs in his last 17 innings. Nova has just been god awful this season, allowing 39 hits and 24 runs in 25.2 innings. Nova is allowing a .351 batting average and has given up six or more runs in three of his last four starts. It's only a matter of time before Cashner returns to being Cashner, and the White Sox are the better team here overall, but the value for once is with the O's and the plus money. There's simply no way I can lay juice with the way Nova is pitching. 

Pick:
Baltimore Orioles +130

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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