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Monday, July 31, 2017

MLB Odds: Stroman, Jays Visit the South Side

This has been a rough year for the Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, –16.16 betting units), but they won five of seven games last week, and they can keep up the momentum with a strong showing in their three-game series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, –8.06 units). Game 2 from New Comiskey goes Tuesday night at 8:10 PM ET on both Sportsnet and WGN.

Toronto should have the edge in pitching with Marcus Stroman (3.85 FIP) on the hill. The Jays are 13-8 behind their ace for 1.18 units in profit; Stroman has allowed a total of seven earned runs in his last six starts. However, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (.678 OPS) suffered ligament damage in his right ankle Friday night and could miss the rest of the regular season.

Veteran northpaw Mike Pelfrey (5.50 FIP) is penciled in to take the mound for Chicago. Despite a low .269 BABIP, Pelfrey is 2.97 units in the red on a team record of 6-11, tasting defeat in each of his last five appearances. Current Jays have a combined .786 lifetime OPS versus Pelfrey, including a 1.132 OPS from recently acquired catcher Miguel Montero, who’s 7-for-16 with four doubles.

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MLB Odds: Jays-White Sox on the South Side

The Toronto Blue Jays (49-56, –16.16 betting units) can claw their way back into the AL Wild Card hunt with a strong series against the tanking Chicago White Sox (40-62, –8.06 units). Game 2 of their three-game set is Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET on Sportsnet and WGN.

Marcus Stroman (3.85 FIP) is expected to start for Toronto opposite Mike Pelfrey (5.50 FIP). Stroman has allowed just seven earned runs in his last six starts combined, while Chicago has lost each of Pelfrey’s last five games, including a difficult relief appearance in Denver (three earned runs in 0.1 innings).

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