Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 8/26/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox
Date & Time: 8/26/2021, 7:07 PM UTC
Location: Rogers Centre
Latest Odds: TOR -107 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel: SNET

In Thursday afternoon MLB action, the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays will wrap up their series from the Rogers Centre. The White Sox (73-55) are a game below .500 on the road and hold a comfortable nine game lead in the AL Central Division race. Last night, Chicago managed just six hits and struck out 16 times during a 3-1 road loss.

Twenty-eight year old left-hander Carlos Rodon (9-5 2.38 ERA) will come off the injured list to start this game. Rodon, who was sidelined with shoulder fatigue, has struck out 160 batters in just 109 plus innings.

The Toronto Blue Jays are seven games above .500 at home and trail Boston by five games for the final AL Wild Card spot. On Wednesday, Toronto SP Robbie Ray fanned 14 batters in seven innings and did not factor in the decision. OF Corey Dickerson contributed an RBI triple for the Blue Jays, who improved to 66-59 on the season. 

The Blue Jays will give the nod to thirty-four year old lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-6 3.54 ERA) in the series finale. Last time out, Ryu scattered five hits across seven innings during a 3-0 home victory versus Detroit.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • White Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 4 of a series.
  • White Sox are 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-1-2 in White Sox last 7 during game 4 of a series.
  • Under is 5-0 in Blue Jays last 5 home games.
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Free MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -107

Toronto 2B Cavan Biggio is listed as week-to-week with a Grade 1 UCL sprain in his left elbow. Through 128 games, Chicago ranks 9th in OPS and 7th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 2nd in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Take the Blue Jays to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 5-3.

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