MLB Odds: Blue Jays vs. White Sox
The Toronto Blue Jays will open a four-game home series against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre on Monday night, with Toronto riding a three-game losing streak against Chicago.
The Blue Jays went 0-3 on the MLB betting lines at the sportsbooks in their last three games against the White Sox last season, and overall they're just 4-6 in their past 10 games against Chicago. The OVER/UNDER is 4-6 in their last 10 meetings.
Gavin Floyd gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 0-2 on the season. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will counter with Mark Buehrle, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jays in this matchup found them as -149 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game matches up the No. 7 (Blue Jays) and the No. 8 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 9 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
The White Sox were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Jake Peavy struck out 11 batters in 3-1 victory on Sunday at Progressive Field.
Toronto was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +111 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto suffered a 3-2 loss against Kansas City on Sunday, as Brandon Morrow wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few White Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Chi White Sox are 6-16 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Toronto, Tuesday, April 16