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White Sox are Catching Fire in the Big Smoke

Needing just one more win for the series sweep, the White Sox will bring James Shields (1-0, 1.62 ERA) off the shelf to pitch against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Big Game James has been laid up since mid-April but was pitching effectively before his injury for the first time since his stint with the Royals.

SHARK BITES
  • The White Sox are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against the Blue Jays.
  • James Shields has a career 12-6 record and 3.28 ERA against the Blue Jays.
  • The White Sox have earned $100 bettors $390 so far this series.

Shields has been a bit of a wild card the last two seasons and he’s been tormented by walks and the long ball. All three runs the 35-year-old right-hander has given up this year have been off solo shots and a powerful Jays’ side will definitely be a threat to take Jimmy to the yard this afternoon.

His counterpart today, J.A. Happ (1-4, 4.31 ERA) has been a little inconsistent since coming off the DL but his game gets better the more innings he pitches and threw six innings of shutout baseball in his last outing.

Toronto has struggled mightily against the White Sox in recent history so their opening moneyline of -210 seems a bit steep considering how they’ve played this weekend.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Toronto Blue Jays as -210 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.1-3.7 victory for the White Sox. 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 sport a record of 32-35 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 31-36 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Chicago injuries news.

The Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 11 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago White Sox sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto Blue Jays No. 25-rated offense, averaging 4.24 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.52 in runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have averaged 8.18 hits per game so far, less than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.96 hits per game).

Toronto owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.24 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Stroman and the Blue Jays 5-2 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Minnesota, Tuesday, June 20th
Toronto at Texas, Monday, June 19th

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