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Chicago White Sox vs. New York Mets - 8/1/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Thursday August 1, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: New York Mets -172 / Chicago White Sox +150 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
SNY, NSCH
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The New York Mets and Chicago White Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The New York Mets look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The New York Mets have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 118 hits and 46 RBI while Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso have combined for 207 hits and 124 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.71 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. This will be Wheeler’s second career game against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox need a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Leury Garcia leads the White Sox with 114 hits and 29 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu have combined for 221 hits and 132 RBI. Dylan Cease gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Cease’s first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-6 in Wheelers last 8 road starts. The White Sox are 16-39 in their last 55 interleague games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in White Sox last 7 overall. The over is 8-3-2 in Wheelers last 13 starts overall.

Wheeler has allowed 19 hits and 11 runs in his last 16.2 innings, but there's no denying the stuff is there and maybe he's going to be sharper now that the trade deadline is finished and he has a bit of a clear head. Cease has just 21 big league innings under his belt, and he's given up 22 hits and 16 earned runs, while striking out 21 and walking 12. The New York Mets have a clear edge in pitching, and they need to keep winning if their goals of seriously competing for a wild card spot are fulfilled. I'll back the Mets here.

Pick:
New York Mets -172

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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