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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
Philadelphia Phillies -170 / Chicago White Sox +160 O/U: 10.5
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The Chicago White Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet up on the MLB diamond Sunday to finish their series.

In the opener of this set Friday, the Sox eked out a 4-3 win. On Saturday, Philly returned the favor with a 3-2 win.

For the Sunday game, the White Sox will bring out Reynaldo Lopez for the start. Over his 124.1 innings and 5-9 record this year, Lopez has a 5.43 ERA with 117 Ks and 46 BBs.

Chicago put up five hits in the Saturday game, and could only score in two different innings. Jon Jay was the only other player on the Sox lineup with two hits, and he also had an RBI.

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Drew Smyly on Sunday. Across 64.1 innings and a 2-5 record this season, Smyly has a 6.85 ERA with 65 Ks and 37 BBs.

Philly only recorded four hits in the win Saturday, but made them count. Harper and Hoskins each hit solo home runs to set the pace.

The White Sox are 2-5 in their last seven Sunday games and 1-6 in their last seven in game three of a series. Chicago is 1-4 in Lopez’s last five starts and 0-4 in his last four on grass.

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 5-0 in their last five Sunday games and 5-1 in their last six in game three of a series. The over is 5-2 in Philadelphia’s last seven Sunday games as well.

Lopez has a pretty nice run going over his last four starts, with three quality outings and a combined six earned over 26.1 innings. Thing is, he’s just 1-1 in that time.

As for Smyly, he has two good outings since coming to Philly, with one earned in 13.0 innings.

I like both pitchers here, but I’m leaning toward the Phillies due to offensive potential.

Philadelphia Phillies -170

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