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Chicago White Sox (Danks) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Dickey) (-1 ½ R/+135) 7:05 ET
The Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays meet tonight for a continuation of their 3-game, early week set. Toronto won last night (6-0) to continue the recent downturn by the Pale Hose. That victory was a microcosm of the dichotomous offensive abilities of these teams. Toronto is 4th in MLB with a .755 OPS. That’s more than a 100 points better than the Chicago White Sox, whose .652 OPS is better only than Philadelphia. Along with the current dichotomous form of tonight’s starters and a run line situation that has produced over 90% winners, we are eager to back the MLB odds favored Blue Jays in this one.
Every dog has his day in MLB! Such it was for the Chicago White Sox, who in a 9-game stretch went 8-1. A closer inspection of their opponents showed they were facing a Cincinnati team in the midst of a 0-9 slide and a pair of 3-game sets vs. Milwaukee and Oakland (who have the 2 worse records in MLB). Hard to be impressed with that run! Today, after having faced a resurgent Cleveland team (6-1) and a surprising Minnesota team (17-6), the White Sox enter on a 1-6 slide, in which they have totaled just 13 runs with a 1.87 BA. Sending Danks to the mound is clearly not the answer. Danks is a pitcher who, in 17 road starts last year, had a 5.31 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. This year, Danks has a 5.49 road ERA and 1.53 WHIP. THAT IS CONSISTENTLY BAD. Danks is off a start in which he lasted 5 1/3 IP, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits with 4 walks. There can be little doubt that both CWS and Danks are in pure PLAY AGAINST spots for your MLB picks.
Such is not the case for Toronto, whose 3-11 slide of the 2 previous weeks has ended with a pair of victories against Seattle and CWS by combined scores of 14-2. Consider that to be a clear buy sign on the Toronto offense. That matches up perfectly with the return to form game pitched by R.A. Dickey. After handicapping knuckleball pitchers for the last 35 seasons, it is clear that their K/BB is a major indicator of their success. For the first 8 starts of the season, Dickey had a 23/19 K/BB ratio. But in his most recent outing, an 8-4 complete game victory vs. the Angels, Dickey saw the movement return to his primary pitch, resulting in just 5 hits and a 7/2 K/BB. It is time to back his flutter ball tonight!
At a price point of -150, this may show some risk. But with the following knowledge, we can feel comfortable turning this into an underdog selection. Run line players consider the following: 18 of 23 CWS losses (78%), including 11 of their 13 road losses, have come by 2 or more runs. For Toronto, 19 of their 21 victories (90%) have come by 2 or more runs. That continues a pattern of the 2 previous years in which 101 of 132 (an amazing 77%) of all Toronto victories were decided by 2 or more runs.
MLB Picks: Take Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (+134 at Pinnacle)