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Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Friday May 17, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
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Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago White Sox -115 / Toronto Blue Jays +105 O/U: 9.5
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox will meet up in MLB activity to continue their series on Friday.

In the Thursday opener, the White Sox broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 4-2 win.

For Friday’s outing, the Jays will be sending out Aaron Sanchez in the start. Over 48.0 innings and a 3-4 mark so far, Sanchez has a 3.75 ERA with 46 Ks and 27 BBs.

Toronto put up just two hits in Thursday’s game, but the silver lining is that one was a Freddy Galvis homer.

Over on the Sox’ side, they’re going with Ivan Nova on Friday. Across 44.1 innings and a 2-3 mark so far, Nova has a 6.29 ERA with 31 Ks and 12 BBs.

Chicago had to manufacture some runs on Thursday. Yolmer Sanchez helped the cause with a double and an RBI, and four Sox players had multiple hits.

The Blue Jays are 4-0 in the last four Friday games and 0-5 in their last five in game two of a series. Toronto is 4-1 in Sanchez’s last five Friday starts and 4-9 in his last 13 starts with four days’ rest.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 11-5 in their last 16 Friday games and 2-5 in Nova’s last seven starts on grass. The over is 5-2 in Chicago’s last seven Friday games and 5-0 in Nova’s last five starts overall.

Sanchez hasn’t been too sharp over his last three outings. He’s got a quality start mixed in there, but has also allowed 12 earned runs in 17.0 innings. That all adds up to three straight losses for Sanchez regardless.

As for Nova, he had a really bad trio of starts going (20 earned in 16.0 innings) but has put up quality outings and wins in his last two.

I like Nova to keep it going and help Chicago get a home win here.

Chicago White Sox -115

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