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Jays Are Winning Games When Stroman Starts

After a seventh failed attempt to bring their record to level pegging, the Blue Jays will call upon Marcus Stroman (7-2, 3.09) to help get them back within one game of .500. Saturday’s matinee matchup with the White Sox may offer the Jays’ ace an opportunity to win a seventh straight decision but he’ll have to overcome his team’s – and his own – short-comings against the Pale Hose in order to do so.

  • The White Sox are 6-1 SU and 7-0 on the runline in their last 7 games against Blue Jays.
  • Stroman is 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA in 4 career starts against the White Sox.
  • The Blue Jays are 1-2 SU and on the runline in their last 3 home games as favorites of -200 or more.

Now winners of five straight games at the Rogers Centre, the White Sox will send out Mike Pelfrey (2-5. 3.81 ERA) this afternoon in an attempt to get their series with the Blue Birds wrapped up. The MLB veteran has made five road starts in his 12th big-league season and earned a 1-3 record to go along with a 4.50 ERA. He hasn’t been pitching all that badly this year but his inability to go deep in contests really limits what the Chi Sox can achieve when he takes the bump.

His career numbers against the White Sox are not good but Stroman is in the midst of a dominant stretch that’s seen him post quality starts in five of his last six outings. His team has won seven consecutive games when the Duke grad has mounted the starting hill and they’ll be massive favorites to extend that streak Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago White Sox before the first pitch in this match found them as 219 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the White Sox to win this game 5.8-4.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 32-34 record to the battle against the 30-36 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Toronto Blue Jays and the No. 24-rated Chicago White Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago White Sox rank No. 11 at 8.97 hits per game. That compares with the Toronto Blue Jays No. 24 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.79 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 11-4 final on Friday in support of J Quintana at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Toronto is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home

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Chicago at Toronto, Sunday, June 18th