Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. J.A. Happ
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +172 and Toronto at -182. The White Sox have a 1-1-0 over/under record and a 2-0-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 2-0-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-2-0 against the run line
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 have a 2-0 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez had a 8-13 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.42 last season. 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 has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 6 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 6 hitters and walked 2 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 3.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 15 base hits and 9 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 7 batters and struck out 7. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 3.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Chicago is hitting .301, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .644 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .393, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 11.0 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .375 with an on-base percentage of .444. He has 3 hits this season in 8 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.125 and an OPS+ of 332. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 8 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .625. The White Sox have 22 hits, including 4 doubles and 7 home runs. Chicago has walked 10 times so far this season and they have struck out 15 times as a unit. They have left 12 men on base and have a team OPS of 1.037. They score 9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto had a 2-2 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.53, J.A. Happ had a 10-11 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He had 142 strikeouts over the 145.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 145 hits. He allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.98 and they have given up 9 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 14 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7 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. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 28 base knocks and 16 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 16 hitters and struck out 31 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .462 with an OBP of .500. He has 6 hits this year along with 1 RBI in 13 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .769 with an OPS+ of 260. Justin Smoak is hitting .467 this season and he has an OBP of .529. He has collected 7 hits in 15 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 329 and a slugging percentage of 1.000. The Blue Jays as a unit have 28 base hits, including 7 doubles and 5 homers. Toronto has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 45 occasions. They have had 24 men left on base and have an OPS of .681. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 15 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +172
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