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Chicago White SoxToronto Blue Jays
April 18, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD6-9

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

Chicago puts its faith in starter Chris Sale to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is R.A. Dickey, who owns a 1-2 record on the season with a 5.82 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Blue Jays as -135 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the White Sox, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.7 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Toronto owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +109 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago threw a shutout at Toronto in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jose Quintana to defeat Toronto 7-0 on Wednesday.

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

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few White Sox at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Toronto
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Minnesota, Friday, April 19
Toronto home to NY Yankees, Friday, April 19

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