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

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Sunday May 19, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago White Sox -117 / Toronto Blue Jays +109 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
WGN
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox will match up to finish their MLB series on Sunday.

The two teams split the first pair of games in this series, then on Saturday after a lengthy rain delay the White Sox logged a five-inning victory 4-1 in the shortened game.

For the Sunday game, the Jays will be sending out Trent Thornton in the start. Over his 43.0 innings and 1-4 mark so far, Thornton has a 4.81 ERA with 46 Ks and 21 BBs.

The Blue Jays could only put up three hits in their game on Saturday. The lone RBI came courtesy of Brandon Drury, and Rowdy Tellez logged hit with a run.

Over on the White Sox’ side, they’re going with Reynaldo Lopez on Sunday. Across 50.0 innings and a 3-4 record this year, Lopez has a 5.58 ERA with 53 Ks and 23 walks.

Chicago managed to pummel seven hits into four innings of offensive action. Yonder Alonso was the lone White Sox player with more than one hit, finishing 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run.

The Blue Jays are 2-7 in their last nine in game four of a series and 2-7 in their last nine Sunday games. Toronto is 0-4 in Thornton’s last four starts versus the AL Central and the under is 5-1 in their last six in game four of a series.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 in game four of a series and 4-0 in Lopez’ last four starts with five days’ rest. Chicago is 5-2 in Lopez’s last seven home starts and the under is 6-0 in his last six overall.

Three out of Thornton’s last four starts have been pretty good. The lone outlier was five earned on seven hits in 2.0 innings versus the Twins, but otherwise he’s allowed just three earned in 17.2 innings in the other trio.

As for Lopez, he’s got two consecutive quality starts to his credit, and is throwing a ton of pitches each time he goes out (at least 103 in six of his last seven).

I like Thornton enough here to take the Blue Jays on a slight value play.

Pick:
Toronto Blue Jays +109

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