White Sox vs Mets Prediction - MLB Picks 7/20/23

New York Mets (45-50) vs Chicago White Sox (40-57)

Game Info: Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

Jose Quintana (0-0) (0.00) vs Michael Kopech (3-8) (4.47)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -152 / Chicago White Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets will meet in Queens to conclude their interleague series this Wednesday from Citi Field on SNY. New York got a gem from Justin Verlander and capitalized in game two with a four-run win, 5-1.

White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago enters at 40-57 after losing to New York. The White Sox never got going last night, and they’ll look to avoid being swept for the second time this month. 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 supplied the lone run in last night’s loss with a seventh-inning shot, and he leads Chicago in hits (98), home runs (27), and RBI (56). Andrew Benintendi has collected a hit in nine of the last ten games, and he leads the Sox in batting (.292). Joe Burger plated three runs in the game one loss, and he’s totaled 21 home runs and 47 RBI for the season.

Michael Kopech (3-8, 4.47 ERA, 97 Ks) will take the mound for Chicago. The fourth-year righty was blitzed in Atlanta after returning from a three-week absence, allowing four runs in less than one inning pitched. Kopech has dropped his last three starts, and he’s been unreliable outside of division play this season. 

Mets Betting Preview

New York moved to 45-50 after defeating Chicago. The Mets held on to win their third straight game, and they’ll look to complete the series sweep 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. 

Jose Quintana (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the call for New York. The longtime Chicago pitcher will be called upon to give the Mets rotation some depth and juice down the stretch, as they look to climb out of a hole and get back into postseason play. Quintana posted a 6-7 record, with a 2.93 ERA through 32 appearances with NL Central clubs Pittsburgh and St. Louis last season. 

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

Justin Verlander came through for us yesterday, but the pitching matchup and the possibility of a sweep makes this afternoon spot kind of tricky. Michael Kopech has underwhelmed to say the least this season, while this will mark the season debut for Jose Quintana. Kopech has dropped three straight starts, and there’s a chance that trend continues against a Mets team that can spell a fourth straight win. Quintana was pretty stout with St. Louis down the stretch last season, allowing two runs or less in all of his final fourteen appearances, and I like his chances of containing the team that traded him across town back in 2017. Trust New York’s momentum here, and bet on them to complete the interleague series sweep Thursday.

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

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