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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs White Sox at Chicago

Toronto Blue JaysChicago White Sox
Sep 23, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

For the White Sox, Jose Quintana gets the ball, charged with keeping the Blue Jays hitters off the base paths. He'll face JA Happ, 4-6 on the year.

View Toronto vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as -125 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at $BOL-LINK$, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at $TOPBET-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 12 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 10 in the American League heading into this contest.


How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto got a 11-strikeout performance from R.A. Dickey but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 5-2 loss at the hands of Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park.

The White Sox were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +223 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park behind starter Erik Johnson.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Toronto's last 19 games when playing Chi White Sox
Toronto is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 19 games when playing Toronto
Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Toronto
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Baltimore, Tuesday, September 24
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Tuesday, September 24