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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/27/14

Chicago White Sox (36-43) at Toronto Blue Jays (44-36)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

John Danks (L) (6-6) (4.339) vs. R.A. Dickey (R) (6-6) (4.041)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -175 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CHI, SNET

The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will play game two of a four-game series on Friday.

The White Sox have lost seven of their last eight games and are eight games below a .500 record. The issue for the White Sox continues to be their pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The White Sox ERA is 27th in the league at 4.38. Offensively, Jose Abreu has an 11-game hitting streak and Conor Gillaspie has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.34 ERA and has 63 strikeouts in 93.1 innings. Danks is 1-4 with a 6.46 ERA in six career starts against the Blue Jays.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/27/14

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The Blue Jays have won four of their last seven games and continue to get quality production out of their lineup. The Blue Jays have produced seven or more runs in three of their last four games. Edwin Encarnacion has nine hits in his last five games and Dioner Navarro has nine RBI in his last 10 games. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 4.13, 24rd in the league. R.A. Dickey gets the ball, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.04 ERA and has 79 strikeouts in 98 innings. Dickey is 2-3 with a 8.22 ERA in eight career games against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 8-17 in Danks' last 25 starts as an underdog and 8-19 in Danks' last 27 starts overall. The Blue Jays are 6-1 in Dickey's last 7 home starts and 5-2 in Dickey's last 7 starts vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 1-5 in Danks' last 6 starts vs. Blue Jays.

Neither pitcher has been all that great and both lineups can put up runs in truckloads. With that said, I'll take my chances with the White Sox and the plus money given the value. 

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Chicago White Sox +165

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