The Toronto Blue Jays will face off against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre. WGN Channel 9 is in line to broadcast this AL matchup and the action gets going at 7:07 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Chicago (-130) as the favorite over Toronto (+110). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -125 and the under for +105. Runline odds sit at +170 for taking the White Sox +1.5 runs and -180 for the Blue Jays -1.5 runs.
The White Sox are 2-0 SU and have gone 1-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 2.1 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 0.0 units ATS. The Blue Jays are 2-2 SU and 1-2 ATS. They’ve lost 1.0 units for moneyline bettors and 0.7 units ATS.
Toronto games have had an over/under record of zero-3 in 2018. The White Sox have an over/under record of one-1.
The White Sox have gained 1.1 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 2.0 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to two that went under.
Reynaldo Lopez will get the start for Chicago. The right-handed Lopez started eight games last year while finishing the season 3-3 overall with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.
The Blue Jays have tabbed lefty Jaime Garcia as their starter. Garcia started 27 games last year while finishing the season 5-10 overall with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.
Toronto’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 5.24 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 1.98, a WHIP of 1.02 and a K/9 of 9.2.
The Toronto hitters have produced 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over their last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .219/.291/.391 over its last five contests and is 2-2 SU during that stretch.
First baseman Justin Smoak and right fielder Kevin Pillar have led the Blue Jays’ batters this year. Smoak has seven hits, eight RBIs and two runs scored, while Pillar is batting .462 with six hits, one RBI and four runs.
Pillar appeared to have a little trouble facing right-handed pitching at home last year. Across 236 such plate appearances, he slashed .208/.250/.303 (his overall season line was .255/.300/.403).
Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER
- The Blue Jays went 3-3 SU against the White Sox last season.
- The Blue Jays’ bullpen recorded 5.50 ERA against the White Sox last year.