Monday, July 6, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Buehrle (9-4) vs. Chris Sale (6-4)
The Chicago White Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday. Mark Buehrle is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Chris Sale of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +145 and Chicago at -155. The over/under was set at 7. The Blue Jays, with a 42-41 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 40-37 over/under record. The White Sox are 32-46 against the run line and have a 31-44 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 42-41 record, including 16-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle holds a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.19. He's pitched 106.1 innings thus far while surrendering 107 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 10-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. The team is averaging 6.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.53 and they've given up 211 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .224 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 79 times and striking out 253 times. Toronto is averaging 7.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.74 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.23.
Toronto is batting .267 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .333 and they hold a .447 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 97 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.01 hits per game.
With a 20-15 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 36-42 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.87, Chris Sale will come into this game holding a 6-4 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He's pitched 103.1 innings thus far while surrendering 78 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 9-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-9. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.89 and they have given up 221 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 78 times and striking out 195 times. Chicago is averaging 8.45 strikeouts per game while getting 9.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .234 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .296 and they hold a .359 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 86 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.19 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 47 errors and have combined for 821 assists and 2,202 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The White Sox have committed 53 errors on the season with 767 assists and 2,079 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 40-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-41 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 31-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 32-46 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Chicago White Sox
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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