Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 5/20/2024

The Chicago White Sox (14-33) travel to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (20-25) on Monday, May 20th. This game will be played at Rogers Centre in Toronto and televised on NBCS. 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 Yankees. First pitch is set for 3:07 ET.

White Sox vs Blue Jays

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The White Sox will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Yankees with a 7-2 loss. Chicago was the +261 underdog on the money line going into this road game. Things started off well for the White Sox, as they got on the board with two runs in the 2nd inning but gave up the lead right away as the Yankees scored two runs in the bottom of the 2nd.

Chicago started Chris Flexen, and he took the loss, going only four innings and giving up seven earned runs on eight hits. Offensively, the White Sox only had two fewer hits than the Yankees but scored just two runs. Corey Julks had a big game, going 2/3 with a homer and scoring both of the White Sox’s runs.

Chicago is on the road today to take on the Blue Jays, and they have dropped three straight games. So far this year, the White Sox are 14-33, and they are 16 games out of first place in the AL Central. This year, they are just 5-19 against other AL Central teams.

At home, the White Sox are 10-14 and just 4-19 on the road. So far, they are 5-15 in day games and have lost three straight as the underdog. As the underdog overall, the White Sox are 12-33 this year. Their overall series record is 4-10-1.

Despite a run line record of 22-25, the White Sox have been a profitable team to bet on the run line at home, where they are 15-9. They have struggled on the road, however, going just 7-16 on the run line, including a current three-game run line losing streak. In games they have won, they have outscored their opponents by an average of 2.3 runs per game, while in losses, they have been outscored by an average of 4.0 runs per game.

Chicago’s over/under record for the season is 20-26, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. When the line is set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 5-3. Their games have averaged 7.8 runs per game this season, and 44.7% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Erick Fedde Gets The Start For The White Sox

Right-hander Erick Fedde gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Blue Jays on the road. He has made four appearances on the road and has a record of 0-0 with a 5.22 ERA. At home, Fedde is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA. Overall, he is 4-0 with a 2.60 ERA. Fedde’s WHIP for the season is 1.06, and opponents are batting .205 off him this year. In his last outing, he didn’t give up a run in seven innings of work, picking up the win. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last four outings.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the White Sox are the worst home run hitting team in the league and are dead last in the MLB in team batting average. As a team, they are averaging just 2.8 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. Not only are the White Sox struggling to hit for power, but they are also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage and slugging.

Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi are tied for the team lead in RBIs, but both are hitting below .202 for the season. However, Vaughn has two homers in his last eight games and is batting .233 in that stretch. Tommy Pham has been hot of late, going 11/29 in his last eight games.

Toronto is coming off a game in which they closed out their series vs. the Rays with a 5-2 win. Heading into the game, the Blue Jays were the slight favorite at -116 on the money line. It was a big 2nd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Rays could only score two runs, both of which came in the 9th.

Alek Manoah put together a good start for the Blue Jays, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out seven Rays batters. Daniel Vogelbach was hot at the plate, going 3/4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Toronto is 5th in the AL East, trailing the Yankees by 11.5 games. Overall, the Blue Jays are 20-25 as they get set to host the White Sox today. They are 7-8 against other teams in the AL East.

At home, the Blue Jays are 10-11 this year and 10-14 on the road. As the favorite, Toronto has gone 15-12 and 5-13 as the underdog. So far, they have dropped four straight series at home, and their overall series record is 4-8-3.

Despite a run line record of 20-25, the Blue Jays have been a solid bet at home, going 8-13 against the run line. They have an average run margin of -1.0 runs per game, but that number improves to -0.9 runs per game at home. They are 13-14 against the run line as the favorite and 7-11 as the underdog.

The Blue Jays’ over/under record for the season is 18-26, and their average over/under line is 8 runs. When the line is set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 5-6-1. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game this season. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 3-7, and the average combined runs in those games is 7.5.

José Berríos Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

José Berríos will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing against the Phillies, where he gave up eight earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings of work. In that May 7th start, he also gave up two homers. Against the Orioles on May 13th, Berríos had a much better outing, going seven innings and giving up just two earned runs. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Berríos has a record of 4-3 this season, along with an ERA of 2.82 and WHIP of 1.05. Opposing batters are hitting .206 off the right-hander this season.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been swinging a hot bat of late for the Blue Jays, going 17/35 in his last nine games. However, he has yet to hit a home run during this stretch. Daulton Varsho has gone deep seven times this season but has really struggled of late, going just 4/35 in his last nine games. Varsho does come into the game as the team’s leader in RBIs, with 21.

Bo Bichette has also been swinging a hot bat for the Blue Jays, going 10/34 in his last nine games, including one home run and four RBIs. Davis Schneider has also been a solid run producer of late, going 8/32 in his last nine games with two homers.

White Sox vs Blue Jays Prediction

Our prediction for today’s White Sox vs. Blue Jays matchup is to take the Blue Jays to win straight up. However, with the payout for a Blue Jays win being just -202, we recommend taking the over, with the line being set at 8 runs.

If you are looking for a payout for a White Sox win, they are a good payout at +171. However, our projections have the Blue Jays coming out on top by a score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Erick Fedde finishing with just four strikeouts and Jose Berrios with five. Berrios is also predicted to go deeper into the game, finishing with an average of 19th among starters in terms of innings pitched.

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