Blue Jays open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox
Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Rogers Centre on Thursday.
Aaron Laffey gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Francisco Liriano brings a 3-10 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.
Sportsbooks had installed the Blue Jays as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 5-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 10 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -108 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Gavin Floyd throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few White Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Toronto
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Friday, August 17
Toronto home to Texas, Friday, August 17