Chi. White Sox at Toronto Free and Premium Picks with Analysis

Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario, CAN
Sun Jun 18 01:07 PM
Chicago White Sox logo (965) Chicago White Sox 44 % (421 bets) 3
Toronto Blue Jays logo (966) Toronto Blue Jays 56 % (528 bets) 7

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JACK BRAYMAN HANDICAPPER
#338 on GA | 48-71-2 | St: 1 | R.O.I.: -23.83% | L10: 5-4-1 #159 on MLB | 14-23-0 | St: 0 | R.O.I.: -28.37% | L10: 3-7-0

Chi. White Sox @ Toronto | 06/18 | 1:07 PM CST

TORONTO -1.5 (110)

Let's head to Toronto for this blowout, as the Blue Jays will devour Chicago's James Shields. Due to the price on this one, I'm going to play this on the Run Line. That's because Shields is making his return from his very first stint on the disabled list, where he was shelved due to a strained right lat. Now, word is he reached 90 pitches in his last rehab outing for Triple-A Charlotte.Now, as for the White Sox lineup, it will struggle against Happ, who finally emerged in his last start, on June 11, when he held Seattle scoreless over six innings and struck out eight. Happ dominates, Shields struggles, and the Blue Jays roll.

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SCOTT RICKENBACH 'The Bulldog' HANDICAPPER
#295 on GA | 110-141-6 | St: 3 | R.O.I.: -12.7% | L10: 7-1-2 #130 on MLB | 42-58-1 | St: 3 | R.O.I.: -13.37% | L10: 5-5-0

Chi. White Sox @ Toronto | 06/18 | 1:07 PM CST

CHI. WHITE SOX (165)

J.A. Happ is coming off of a great start for the Blue Jays but he had been shaky in his prior outings and, in fact, had allowed 8 homers in his 5 prior starts. He now faces a White Sox team that is hitting .294 against left-handed pitchers this season. That is good for the #1 spot out of all 30 teams in the majors. Also, the White Sox are hot with 5 wins in their last 6 games and they've averaged 7 runs per game during this hot stretch. Although James Shields is returning from the DL for this start, he did pitch well in his minor league rehabilitation assignment at the AAA level. Also, the veteran was off to a good start this season with a 1.62 ERA in his first 3 starts with the White Sox this season before landing on the disabled list. The Blue Jays struggled again at the plate yesterday. Toronto is now averaging just 3.2 runs per game in their last 12 games. Including yesterday's upset, the White Sox continue to perform well in the big dog role while the Blue Jays are struggling as a big home fave so far this season. Once again, the Jays are over-priced here. Look for the hotter team, the White Sox, to improve to a fantastic 13-7 against left-handed starters on the season.


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BOB BALFE SPORTS HANDICAPPER
#107 on GA | 55-46-3 | St: 1 | R.O.I.: 2.38% | L10: 6-4-0 #80 on MLB | 19-17-0 | St: 4 | R.O.I.: -1.5% | L10: 7-3-0

Chi. White Sox @ Toronto | 06/18 | 1:07 PM CST

OVER 9.5 (105)

The White Sox have been knocking the cover off the ball and excel against left handed starters. Today’s game is being played in perfect conditions indoors and I expect a lot of home runs. James Shields has looked good so far for Chicago, but only has limited innings and should struggle coming off the DL. Look for a lot of walks and extra base hits by Toronto. Both teams should score a lot of runs.

Houston Astros Injuries
Player Updated Date Start Status Location Notes
Derek Fisher (LF) 05/25/2018 05/20/2018 Prob Tues IllnessFisher has landed on the 10-day disabled list due to gastrointestinal discomfort but is likely to return for Tuesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/25/2018 05/23/2018 Early June LegReddick is on the 10-day disabled list with an infected left leg and it is undetermined if he will return June 1 against the Red Sox.
Joe Musgrove (SP) 05/25/2018 03/07/2018 Prob Fri ShoulderMusgrove has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after recuperating from a right shoulder strain. He is expected to be available for Friday's contest against the Cardinals.
Brian McCann (C) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestMcCann is not expected to be available against the Giants on Tuesday due to a routine day of rest.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestReddick is unlikely to suit up against the Giants on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestGonzalez will receive a day of rest and is not expected to partake in Tuesday's game against the Giants.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/19/2018 05/18/2018 Out Sat LegReddick was held out of the previous game due to left leg irritation and will not be available against the Indians on Saturday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/17/2018 05/16/2018 Ques Wed RestGonzalez is unlikely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestMcCann is unlikely to be available against the Angels on Monday due to a routine day of rest.
George Springer (RF) 05/14/2018 05/11/2018 Prob Mon ElbowSpringer missed his second-straight game with a bruised left elbow but is expected to play against the Angels on Monday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestGonzalez is not expected to play Monday against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques Sun RestMcCann is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers as he will likely be given the day off.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques SUn RestReddick is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers due to a routine day off.
Houston Astros Injuries
Player Updated Date Start Status Location Notes
Derek Fisher (LF) 05/25/2018 05/20/2018 Prob Tues IllnessFisher has landed on the 10-day disabled list due to gastrointestinal discomfort but is likely to return for Tuesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/25/2018 05/23/2018 Early June LegReddick is on the 10-day disabled list with an infected left leg and it is undetermined if he will return June 1 against the Red Sox.
Joe Musgrove (SP) 05/25/2018 03/07/2018 Prob Fri ShoulderMusgrove has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after recuperating from a right shoulder strain. He is expected to be available for Friday's contest against the Cardinals.
Brian McCann (C) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestMcCann is not expected to be available against the Giants on Tuesday due to a routine day of rest.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestReddick is unlikely to suit up against the Giants on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/22/2018 05/22/2018 Ques Tues RestGonzalez will receive a day of rest and is not expected to partake in Tuesday's game against the Giants.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/19/2018 05/18/2018 Out Sat LegReddick was held out of the previous game due to left leg irritation and will not be available against the Indians on Saturday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/17/2018 05/16/2018 Ques Wed RestGonzalez is unlikely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestMcCann is unlikely to be available against the Angels on Monday due to a routine day of rest.
George Springer (RF) 05/14/2018 05/11/2018 Prob Mon ElbowSpringer missed his second-straight game with a bruised left elbow but is expected to play against the Angels on Monday.
Marwin Gonzalez (1B) 05/14/2018 05/14/2018 Ques Mon RestGonzalez is not expected to play Monday against the Angels due to a day of rest.
Brian McCann (C) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques Sun RestMcCann is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers as he will likely be given the day off.
Josh Reddick (RF) 05/13/2018 05/13/2018 Ques SUn RestReddick is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers due to a routine day off.