Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/27/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (46-55) at Chicago White Sox (36-66)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
M Stroman (3-7) (5.55) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (4-8) (4.13)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +125 / Toronto Blue Jays -135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NC Sports-Chicago Plus
The Toronto Blue Jays go on the road to face the Chicago White Sox in Friday MLB.
The Toronto Blue Jays dismal season continues with the team getting swept by Minnesota at home following a 12-6, eleven inning loss on Wednesday. Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio gave up three runs in five frames with Aaron Loup and Joe Biagini giving up three before Jake Petrika and Luis Santos allowed a combined six runs in the 11th.
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The Blue Jays amassed 16 hits and walked twice with Aledymys Diaz, Luke Maile and Kendrys Morales knocking in a pair of runs each while Randal Grichuk had three hits and scored two times.
The Blue Jays send Marcus Stroman to the hill for the series opener at the White Sox. Stroman defeated Baltimore 4-1 last time out with a run allowed over seven frames where he gave up five hits.
The Chicago White Sox are looking for consistency on the mound and at the plate and that didn’t happen Thursday in a 12-8 loss at the Angels. Chicago starter Dylan Covey was charged with six runs over 4.2 frames with Juan Minaya and Chris Volstad giving up three runs each.
The White Sox totaled nine hits and walked five times with Nicky Delmonico and Avisail Garcia smacking solo bombs while Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka each went deep twice and combined for five RBI’s and five runs.
Reynaldo Lopez toes the rubber against Toronto on Friday for the second meeting in 2018. Lopez comes off of an 8-2 loss at Seattle where he as charged with five runs on five hits and four BB through five innings.
Over is 18-8 in Toronto last 26 on grass and under is 8-0 in Stroman’s last 8 starts overall and Toronto are 2-7 in Stroman’s last 9 Friday starts. Over is 13-3-1 in Chicago last 17 Friday games and Chicago are 3-8 in Lopez’s last 11 starts and Chicago are 3-8 in Lopez’s last 11 starts on grass.
The young White Sox look very dangerous going forward but if Stroman is in form I think the Blue Jays are more dangerous here…