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Brett Cecil, Dylan Axelrod take mound in White Sox vs Blue Jays tilt

Toronto Blue JaysChicago White Sox
July 8, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The White Sox get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Toronto puts its faith in starter Brett Cecil to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the White Sox is Dylan Axelrod, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 5.24 ERA.

View Toronto vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the White Sox as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 11 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 8-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -136 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Gavin Floyd in a losing cause, 2-0, against Chicago on Saturday.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Jays at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 19 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Cleveland, Friday, July 13
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Friday, July 13

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