Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. Marcus Stroman
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
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Chicago opens at +219 while Toronto opens at -238. The White Sox have a 31-31-3 over/under record and a 35-30-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 29-36-0 against the run line and have a 30-31-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 31-31-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 35-30-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-31-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-36-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/15/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (04/18); expected to be activated & start Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Back 10-day DL (04/05)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Bicep 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/15/17 LF Ezequiel Carrera Foot 10-day DL (06/14)
06/06/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 10-day DL (06/06)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
05/15/17 1B Steve Pearce Calf 10-day DL (05/15)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 29-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 30 strikeouts over his 49.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 234 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 531 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 497. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 74 hits this season in 253 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 120. Avisail Garcia is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The White Sox have 577 hits, including 94 doubles and 72 home runs. Chicago has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 530 times as a unit. They have left 420 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 32-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Marcus Stroman has a 7-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 81.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 261 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 561 base knocks and 270 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 209 hitters and struck out 588 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .353. He has 63 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 142. Kevin Pillar is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 66 hits in 257 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Blue Jays as a unit have 533 base hits, including 97 doubles and 90 homers. Toronto has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out on 510 occasions. They have had 417 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 278 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -238
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