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Moneyline favors White Sox in battle with Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

Chicago White Sox
71-84 September 23, 2013, 08:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field 61-94

The Chicago White Sox battle the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Monday in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Toronto puts its faith in starter JA Happ to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-6. Getting the ball for the White Sox is Jose Quintana, who owns a 8-6 record on the season with a 3.49 ERA.

View Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

Chicago was a -125 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

This game matches up the No. 29 (White Sox) and the No. 11 (Blue Jays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its No. 29-rated batting order, averaging 3.74 runs per nine innings, against the No. 11 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.39 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

A few Blue Jays at White Sox trends to consider:
Toronto is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
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
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games
Chi White Sox is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Chi White Sox is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Baltimore, Tuesday, September 24th
Chicago at Cleveland, Tuesday, September 24th