Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox 7/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 31, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. James Shields
The Toronto Blue Jays visit U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, July 31, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and James Shields for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -170 and Chicago at +160. The Blue Jays have a 48-50-6 over/under record and a 44-60-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 52-49-0 against the run line and have a 50-47-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 48-50-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 44-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-47-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 52-49-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/29/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 10-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
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)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/26/17 DH Avisail Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (07/26)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
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)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 48-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.43 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 122 strikeouts over his 114.1 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 913 base hits and 466 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 897. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Toronto is hitting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .291. He has 95 hits this season in 393 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 79. Justin Smoak is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 351 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Blue Jays have 835 hits, including 161 doubles and 135 home runs. Toronto has walked 347 times so far this season and they have struck out 817 times as a unit. They have left 682 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 39-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.86, James Shields has a 2-3 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 362 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 383 hitters and struck out 771 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.01.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .330. He has 113 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 392 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 105. Jose Abreu is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 116 hits in 395 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .514. The White Sox as a unit have 866 base hits, including 152 doubles and 113 homers. Chicago has walked 251 times this year and they have struck out on 829 occasions. They have had 641 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 435 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -170
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