Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Jaime Garcia
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Jaime Garcia for the Blue Jays.
Chicago opens at +155 while Toronto opens at -165. The White Sox had a 76-80-6 over/under record and a 87-75-0 run line mark last year. The Blue Jays were 76-86-0 against the run line and had a 72-83-7 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 76-80-6 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 87-75-0 against the run line last year
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays were 72-83-7 against the over/under last season
The Toronto Blue Jays were 76-86-0 against the run line last year
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox had a 67-95 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez had a 8-13 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.42. He had 100 strikeouts over his 156 innings pitched and he gave up 167 hits. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.28 and they gave up 495 base hits on the year. Teams hit .239 against the bullpen and they struck out 511 hitters while walking 241 batters. As a team, Chicago allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The White Sox pitchers collectively gave up 1,384 base hits and 755 earned runs last year. They allowed 242 home runs last season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff walked 632 batters and struck out 1,193. They walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit was 5.17.
As a team Chicago hit .256, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox held a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson hit .257 with an on-base percentage of .276 last year. He had 151 hits last season in 587 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 80. Jose Abreu hit .304 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .354. He totaled 189 hits and he drove in 102 men in 621 at bats. His OPS+ was 140 while his slugging percentage was at .552. The White Sox had 1,412 hits last season, including 256 doubles and 186 home runs. Chicago walked 401 times last year and they struck out 1,397 times as a unit. They left 1,055 men on base and had a team OPS of .731. They scored 4.36 runs per contest and scored a total of 706 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto had a 76-86 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Jaime Garcia had a 5-10 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He had 129 strikeouts over the 157 innings he pitched. He also gave up 157 hits. He allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.25. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.21 and they gave up 539 base hits on the year. Teams hit .237 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers struck out 636 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team surrendered 1,460 base knocks and 720 earned runs last season. They gave up 203 home runs last year, which ranked 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff walked 549 hitters and struck out 1,372 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.37 while their FIP as a staff was 4.31.
As a team, they batted .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays held a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which was good for 27th in baseball. They ranked 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup after batting .270 with an OBP of .385 last season. He had 112 hits last year along with 78 RBI in 415 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .559 with an OPS+ of 144. Justin Smoak hit .270 last season and he had an OBP of .355. He collected 151 hits in 560 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He had an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Blue Jays as a unit had 1,320 base hits last season, including 269 doubles and 222 homers. Toronto walked 542 times last year and they struck out on 1,327 occasions. They left 1,064 men on base and had an OPS of .724. They scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 693 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -165
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