White Sox vs Mets Prediction - MLB Picks 7/19/23

New York Mets (43-50) vs Chicago White Sox (40-55)

Game Info: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Justin Verlander (3-5) (3.72) vs Touki Toussaint (0-2) (3.38)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -217 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets will meet in Queens for game two of their interleague series this Wednesday from Citi Field on SNY. New York held on to take game one in a shootout, 11-10.

White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago enters at 40-56 after losing to New York. The White Sox fought back from a five-run lead to nearly sneak away with a win in game one, and they’ll look to complete the missing Wednesday. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .292 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. Luis Robert was surprisingly quiet in the high-scoring game one bout, but he still leads Chicago in hits (97), home runs (27), and RBI (57). Andrew Vaughn plated a run in the loss to NYM, and he’s second on the team in RBI at 53. Andrew Benintendi has produced a run in three straight games, and he leads the Sox in batting (.290). Joe Burger has also brought in runs in three consecutive contests, and he’s up to 21 home runs and 47 RBI for the season.

Touki Toussaint (0-2, 3.45 ERA, 117 Ks) will open the game for Chicago. The eighth-year pitcher returned from break with his best outing with the Sox, holding the Braves to one run over 5.1 innings en route to one of the upset wins. Toussaint looked good in his return to Atlanta, and he’s been solid overall since joining Chicago in late June, allowing two runs or less in all six of his appearances. 

Mets Betting Preview

New York moved to 44-50 after defeating Chicago The Mets held on to win their second straight game, and they’ll look to keep inching back to .500. The New York offense is scoring 3.98 runs per game, while batting .240, with a .321 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.39 ERA, with a 1.35 WHIP. Pete Alonso produced a run in the game one victory, and he leads NYM in home runs (26) and RBI (62). Francisco Lindor also plated a run in the win over the White Sox, and he’s right behind Alonso for the team-lead in RBI at 61, with 19 homers. Brandon Nimmo scored a pair of runs on Tuesday, and he leads the team in batting (.263) and hits (93), with 14 HR and 43 RBI. 

Justin Verlander (3-5, 3.72 ERA, 57 Ks) will take the hill for New York. The veteran pitcher was solid against the Dodgers at home last week, striking out six through five innings, but he walked six batters and ended up taking his fifth loss. The Goochland native has been steady since the beginning of June, and aside from a rough return to Houston and a tough test in Atlanta, he’s given two runs or less in four of his last seven outings. Verlander had allowed one run or less in five straight starts in Queens prior to the LAD matchup, and he’s experienced success against Chicago throughout his whole career.

Chicago vs New York Trends

Chicago is 49-47 against the spread this season, with a 43-47-6 O/U record. New York is 37-57 ATS this year, with a 39-51-4 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

New York outlasted Chicago in a high octane contest last night, but with Justin Verlander set to go in game two, this one may be controlled by the hosts. Verlander has been impressive at Citi Field this season, and I believe he comes through again with another strong outing. The Mets’ bats could be in for another productive night, and this contest should come down to a matter of run support. Back the Mets for this interleague matchup.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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