White Sox vs Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 25 (8/25): MLB
- Aug 25, 2021, 8:08:45 PM
Credit: photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:07 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||+108|
|White Sox run line||+1.5 (-182)|
|Blue Jays money line||-118|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (+162)|
|Over / under||8.5 (-110)|
|Chicago White Sox||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Road / home record||31-31||33-27|
|Last 10 record||5-5||3-7|
|Over / under record||57-61-8||57-64-3|
|Runs / game||4.93||5.05|
|Runs allowed / game||3.90||4.13|
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Chicago White Sox in the final game of the three game series Wednesday evening. The White Sox took last night's game 5-2 after losing the first game 2-1. The White Sox have dropped 3 of 4 and 4 of 6, while the Blue Jays are 2-2 in their last 4 after losing the previous 3 (2-5 in their last 7).
The White Sox have been putting some runs on the board, but poor pitching has been the downfall in the 3 losses in their last 4. They've scored 4.2 runs per game in their last 9 games.
The Blue Jays have struggled to score runs, averaging 3.5 runs in their last 11 games.
Lucas Giolito (9-9, 3.77 ERA) pitches for the White Sox. He's been reliable for the Sox the last 3 seasons, with an ERA of 3.40-3.80 in the seasons. After a rough start to August (6 earned runs in 4.0 innings vs the Royals), he's bounced back. In his last 3 starts he's gone a combined 19.0 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 11 hits, 3 walks and 24 strikeouts. Blue Jays batters have gone 9 for 32 against Giolito (.281 AVG), with no home runs, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts.
Robbie Ray (9-5, 2.79 ERA) is having a great season, with 24 starts and a sub-3 ERA. This comes after a very mediocre 2020. He's been great in his last 5 starts, not giving up more than 2 runs in any game and going a combined 33.0 innings, with 6 earned runs on 23 hits, 9 walks and 32 strikeouts. He pitched in Chicago vs the White Sox in June, going 6.1 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits, no walks and had an impressive 13 strikeouts. White Sox batters have gone 8 for 26 (.308 AVG) against Robbie Ray, with 1 walk and 2 home runs.
These two pitchers have turned it on recently and are averaging a strikeout per inning recently. Both offenses have failed to score runs, the first game had 3 runs and the second 7 runs. With these two pitchers starting, we think the over under at 8.5 is too high.
PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)
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