White Sox vs. Blue Jays Pick
Can the Chicago White Sox go on the road and pick up another win when they face the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 7:07PM ET?
Monday, April 2, 2018
Location: Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Time: 7:07PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blue Jays are favored today, as Toronto is getting odds of -165 to win against Chicago. The White Sox are listed with odds of +150 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 9.5 runs.
The pitching matchup tonight has Reynaldo Lopez on the mound for the White Sox to face Jaime Garcia of the Blue Jays. Lopez appeared in just eight games last season and was 3-3 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. He had 30 strikeouts with 14 walks. Garcia played for three teams last season, racking up 27 starts. He was 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Garcia had 129 strikeouts with 64 walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Blue Jays today. Toronto is currently getting 66 percent of the wagers for this game as the favorite against the White Sox.
The Jays continue to have Troy Tulowitzki on the injury report as he is out until late May due to bone spurs in his heels. Chicago has no new injuries to report.
Toronto opened its season with a four-game split at home against the Yankees. The Jays scored 15 runs over the four games while allowing 17. Justin Smoak has been leading the Toronto hitters with seven hits, two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. Kevin Pillar added six hits and four runs over the weekend.
Chicago picked up a pair of wins at Kansas City this past weekend. The White Sox scored 18 runs over the two games while allowing 10. Chicago has been led by Matt Davidson, who has three home runs, four runs and six RBI. Tim Anderson has added two home runs as well.
These two split their six meetings last season, with the road team winning four of the six meetings. There is something to like about the White Sox. Their hitting came on late last season and I think it shows a lot of potential for 2018. With this game featuring two questionable pitchers, I think Chicago’s hitters could take advantage early and pick up the upset. I don’t trust Toronto’s hitting and pitching to be a sure thing today.
MLB PREDICTIONS: CHICAGO WHITE SOX +150