Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction
The Toronto Blue Jays got back on track with a victory on Friday. Can they string together consecutive wins when they face the Chicago White Sox at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSC (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -110 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays end skid
The Blue Jays ended their brief 3-game losing streak with a 10-5 win in the series opener at Chicago on Friday. Toronto is now 47-55 overall and 20-27 on the road. Toronto is putting up 4.50 runs per game this season while allowing 4.99 per contest.
John Axford gets the start for the Blue Jays tonight. It will be his first start of the season, though he has 44 relief appearances. He has a 4-1 record with a 4.69 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Axford has 47 strikeouts and 20 walks over 48.0 innings of work this season.
White Sox hammered again
The White Sox lost their third straight game on Friday in the 10-5 loss. They have allowed 33 runs over the three losses. Chicago is now 36-67 overall and 19-30 at home. The Sox are putting up just 4.05 runs per game this year while allowing 5.43 per contest.
Lucas Giolito takes the mound for the White Sox this evening. He has started 20 games for Chicago this year and has a 7-8 record with a 6.09 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Giolito has amassed 68 strikeouts and 64 walks over 109.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have dropped 16 of their last 23 road games, but they have won 18 of their last 23 against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
The White Sox are just 1-7 in their last eight Saturday games. They also are 3-7 in Giolito’s last 10 home starts.
The Blue Jays were able to find their bats on Friday and Chicago is in a real funk on the mound. Giolito isn’t likely to change that, as he has struggled with his ERA and walk numbers all season. Axford is unproven as a starter, but I think the Blue Jays can collectively hold Chicago to fewer runs than what their offense will put up.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -110