Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 5/29/2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (25-29) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (15-41) on Wednesday, May 29th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on None. The Blue Jays are coming off a win in their previous game, while the White Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jays. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Blue Jays vs White Sox

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Toronto cruised to a 7-2 win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this series. The Blue Jays had a huge 2nd inning, scoring three of their seven runs. As for the White Sox, they scored their only two runs in the 3rd. Heading into the game, the Blue Jays were favored at -219 on the money line.

Kevin Gausman started for the Blue Jays and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with three strikeouts but issued one walk. On the other side, Jake Woodford got the start for the White Sox and took the loss, going just 4 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.

Toronto’s offense was led by Davis Schneider, who went 3/4 with three RBIs. George Springer and Danny Jansen each drove in two for the Blue Jays’ lineup.

Toronto is 5th in the AL East, trailing the Yankees by 11 games. Overall, the Blue Jays are 25-29 and have gone 7-8 against other teams in the AL East. The Blue Jays have won two straight games, and they are also 2-0 in this series vs. the White Sox.

At home, the Blue Jays are an even 12-12 this year, and they are 13-17 on the road. As the favorite, the Blue Jays are 19-15 this year and 6-14 as the underdog. Toronto’s overall series record is 5-9-3 this season.

The Blue Jays are 26-28 against the run line this season, including a 16-14 mark on the road. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 17-17 against the run line as the favorite. Their average run differential this season is -0.5 runs per game.

When the Blue Jays play on the road, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. Their combined run average this season is 8.6 runs per game, and their over/under record is 23-30. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 6-11. So far this season, 57.4% of their games have had lower over/under lines than 8.5 runs.

Alek Manoah Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

After picking up a win in his first start of the season, Alek Manoah has taken the loss in each of his last two outings. He went 7 innings in his first start, striking out 7 and only allowing 1 hit. However, his last time out, he gave up 4 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Tigers.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Blue Jays offense has been pretty average, as they are 22nd in runs per game and have a team batting average of .236, which is 14th in the league. One area they have really struggled is with their team BABIP of .27, which is 20th in the league. Toronto’s offense does come into the game with a few hitters who are on a hot streak, as Bo Bichette is batting .324 over his last eight games, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa has also been hot, going 11/30 in his last eight games.

Currently, Daulton Varsho leads the Blue Jays with 30 RBIs, but he is hitting just .211 for the season and has gone just 5/26 in his last seven games. Davis Schneider and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have been the team’s top power threats, with six and five homers, respectively.

With a record of 15-41, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 22.5 games. The White Sox have dropped seven straight games, and they are just 5-19 in divisional games this year. So far, they have dropped the first two games of their series vs. the Blue Jays.

At home, the White Sox are 10-20 compared to 5-21 on the road. This season, the White Sox are just 2-0 as the favorite, and they are 8-20 as the home underdog. So far, they have really struggled in day games, going 5-20. Chicago’s overall series record is 4-12-1, and they have lost three straight series.

When the White Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.5 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.0 runs per game. They have a run line record of 23-33 overall, including 15-15 at home. They have a run line losing streak of six games at home and seven games overall.

Chicago White Sox games have averaged 7.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 25-29. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 6-6. The White Sox have played 44 games with an over/under line of 8 runs or fewer, and only 10 games with a line of 8.5 runs or more. Today’s over/under line for their game against the Toronto Blue Jays is set at 8.5 runs.

Chris Flexen Gets The Start For The White Sox

The White Sox are starting right-hander Chris Flexen today vs. the Blue Jays. He has made nine starts this season and has a record of 2-4 with an ERA of 5.69. Flexen’s WHIP for the season is 1.37, and opponents are batting .256 off him this year. In his 11 appearances, Flexen has turned in two quality starts, and his ERA at home is 7.61 compared to 5.07 on the road. Flexen’s most recent outing came vs. the Orioles, where he gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. He finished with a no-decision in that outing.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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Chicago’s offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, as they are last in home runs and team batting average. Overall, they are averaging just 2.9 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. The White Sox have been slightly better at home, averaging 3.0 runs per game.

Paul DeJong leads the White Sox with seven home runs this season, but he is batting just .226. Andrew Vaughn and Gavin Sheets are tied for 3rd on the team with four homers apiece. Vaughn is batting just .197 for the season and has gone 5/30 in his last eight games. Sheets has gone 7/27 in his last nine games.

Blue Jays vs White Sox Prediction

Our prediction for this Blue Jays vs. White Sox matchup is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We see this game ending with a 5-4 win for the Blue Jays, giving us a little bit of wiggle room if you wanted to take the Blue Jays on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alek Manoah is projected to finish with six strikeouts, and we have Chris Flexen finishing with just four. If you’re looking for a payout on the money line, we like Manoah and the Blue Jays as the payout is much better than the White Sox.

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