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

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Wednesday May 1, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
The Line
Over: 8.5 (-118) / Under: 8.5 (-109)
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox meet in game one of a doubleheader in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday.

The Baltimore Orioles will be out to snap a four game losing streak after falling to the White Sox in game one on Monday by a final score of 5-3. Chris Davis led the O’s by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs while Pedro Severino went 2 for 3 with a solo home run. Hanser Alberto went 3 for 4 at the dish while Dwight Smith Jr. added a pair of hits as well to round out Baltimore’s offense as a team in the loss. John Means took the loss, falling to 3-3 on the year after allowing four runs on six hits over five innings of work. David Hess will start this one and is 1-4 with a 5.88 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hess is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 10 strikeouts against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox will look to keep their momentum going after winning three games in a row following their series opening win on Wednesday. Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso each had a home run and two RBIs while Ryan Codell added an RBI to round out the White Sox scoring in the winning effort. James McCann went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles while Jose Abreu went 2 for 5 with a double as well. Jose Rondon and Adam Engel each had a base hit to finish off Chicago’s offense as a team in the win. Manny Banuelos got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year after allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six over 5.2 innings of work. Alex Colome closed out the 9th for his 6th save of the year. Carlos Rodon will start this game and is 3-2 with a 4.94 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. In his career, Rodon is 0-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 22 strikeouts against Baltimore.

Baltimore is 14-43 in their last 57 road games and 15-36 in their last 51 games against the AL Central while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Chicago is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record.

Rodon is the more reliable of the two arms here, but he is fresh off of allowing eight runs in just three innings in his last start. Hess hasn’t been much to write home about either, allowing 17 runs in his last four starts spanning just 17.2 innings of work. The White Sox are the hotter team right now, but I’m not trying to lay this kind of juice with the White Sox and I’m not trying to side with Baltimore in any capacity so give me the over here as this pitching matchup is brutal.

Over: 8.5 (-118)

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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