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White Sox vs Blue Jays Betting Preview

The visiting Blue Jays hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.

It's a pitching duel between Jake Peavy for the White Sox (6-5 on the year) and Aaron Laffey for Toronto (0-0 so far).

View Toronto vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the White Sox as -160 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (White Sox) and the No. 8 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 4-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 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 12-rated defense.

Toronto was a 9-6 loser in its last match at home against the Royals. They lost as -137 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in Henderson Alvarez's start, as they lost 9-6 against Kansas City on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Chicago was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago rolled to a 2-1 win against Texas on Thursday, as Jose Quintana and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Blue Jays at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games

Next up:
Toronto at Chi White Sox, Saturday, July 7

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