Sunday, June 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. J.A. Happ
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, June 18, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +194 and Toronto at -210. The White Sox have a 32-31-3 over/under record and a 36-30-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 29-37-0 against the run line and have a 31-31-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 32-31-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 36-30-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-31-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-37-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/16/17 CF Leury Garcia Hand "?" Saturday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/15/17 P James Shields Back expected to 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
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
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)
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 30-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.62 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 16 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 4.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 235 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 539 base hits and 277 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 226 batters and struck out 503. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .262, good for 9th in the league. The White Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 76 hits this season in 258 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 123. Avisail Garcia is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 246 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The White Sox have 591 hits, including 98 doubles and 73 home runs. Chicago has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 540 times as a unit. They have left 425 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 32-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, J.A. Happ has a 1-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 271 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 575 base knocks and 280 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 212 hitters and struck out 598 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .416 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 .292 with an OBP of .351. He has 64 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .594 with an OPS+ of 143. Kevin Pillar is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 67 hits in 261 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Blue Jays as a unit have 541 base hits, including 98 doubles and 93 homers. Toronto has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out on 516 occasions. They have had 420 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 282 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +194
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