Baseball betting on Monday includes the home opener for Toronto as they host the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a four-game set.
Brian Tallet is expected to get the start for the Blue Jays and Toronto should be a small favorite in MLB betting.
Baseball betting trends definitely favor the Blue Jays in this game. They have won 8 of the last 10 against Chicago. Last year Toronto simply owned the White Sox, winning six of the seven games. They swept a four-game series against Chicago at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays have gotten off to a decent start this season and they look to have the right pitcher going on Monday in Tallet. He gave up four runs in his first start of the season against Texas but only two were earned. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and got the win as he struck out six and walked three. Toronto got two one-run wins last year at home against Chicago as they won 3-2 and 2-1. The other two wins were blowouts as the Blue Jays won 8-2 and 8-3.
Toronto has started strongly the season in MLB betting with the hitting of Vernon Wells. They have been able to win without Aaron Hill who has sore right hamstring. "The bad thing is just sitting here not being able to play," Hill said, "I know in the back of my mind that it’s a good thing, it’s just hard for them to convince me to do what they want me to do." The Blue Jays don’t expect that Hill will have to go on the DL and they really would like him to be available for this baseball betting matchup on Monday. "I hope not. I don’t think it’s that bad," manager Cito Gaston said. "That’s what we’re trying to avoid. I hope not. If he goes back out there too early and something happens, that’s a possibility. But we’re trying to avoid that as much as we can. If he feels good, then we’ll let him go. If he doesn’t, perhaps he’ll be ready for when we get home hopefully. We’re not going to push it. He might push it more than we will.
Toronto is definitely off to a surprisingly strong start considering they started the season on the road. They are happy to be home though as they will play their next 10 in Toronto.