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The Toronto Blue Jays will head west to face the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and this AL matchup will be televised on NSC+ and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+100) is the home-team underdog to Toronto (-110) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Blue Jays -1.5 runs (+135) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-155).

The White Sox are 19-22 straight up (SU) and 20-21 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 2.8 units ATS. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have gone 17-25 SU this year and are 20-21 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early portions of the year and 4.5 units ATS.

White Sox games have a 22-18-1 over/under record so far in 2019. Blue Jays games have gone under 23 times, gone over 17 times and pushed on one occasion.

Marcus Stroman is getting the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Stroman is 1-6 with a 3.12 ERA and 45 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox will turn to righty Dylan Covey (0-2, 5.91 ERA), who has five strikeouts and 10 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.88. Covey is 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 7.71 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 5.90, a WHIP of 1.57 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 4.08 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

Chicago’s hitters have produced 4.6 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .251/.297/.433 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The White Sox offense has been led by shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada. Anderson is slashing .320/.350/.513 with eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 25 runs and 13 steals, while Moncada’s line sits at .289/.349/.528 with nine homers, 28 RBIs and 29 runs.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.00 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.32, along with a WHIP of 1.39.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .219/.287/.360 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 2.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have led Toronto’s hitters. Galvis is hitting .280/.303/.447 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored. Grichuk (.252/.312/.453) has produced seven homers, 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 9.8 units and are 13-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the White Sox have netted 0.9 units and are 13-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 11 which went under the total.

Blue Jays at White Sox Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Toronto’s last seven contests.
  • The Blue Jays have a total OPS of .647 this season and an OPS of .660 against right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .735 overall and .747 versus righties.
  • Chicago has recorded 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.2 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.