Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox 8/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Derek Holland
The Toronto Blue Jays visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -200 and Chicago at +185. The Blue Jays have a 50-50-6 over/under record and a 44-62-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 54-49-0 against the run line and have a 51-48-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-50-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 44-62-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 51-48-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 54-49-0 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)
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)
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 49-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 70 strikeouts over his 78 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 424 hitters and walked 146 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 944 base hits and 486 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 378 batters and struck out 916. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 98 hits this season in 400 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 81. Justin Smoak is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Blue Jays have 864 hits, including 166 doubles and 142 home runs. Toronto has walked 359 times so far this season and they have struck out 838 times as a unit. They have left 696 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 41-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.42, Derek Holland has a 5-10 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 120 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 365 batters and walked 146 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 4.62. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 892 base knocks and 463 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 795 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 .254, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .333. He has 117 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 106. Jose Abreu is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 120 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .521. The White Sox as a unit have 890 base hits, including 157 doubles and 118 homers. Chicago has walked 256 times this year and they have struck out on 861 occasions. They have had 661 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 449 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -200
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