Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 5/21/2024

The Chicago White Sox (14-34) travel to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (21-25) on Tuesday, May 21st. This game will be played at Rogers Centre in Toronto and televised on SNET. 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 7:07 ET.

White Sox vs Blue Jays

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Toronto cruised to a 9-3 win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this series. The Blue Jays had a huge 2nd inning, scoring two of their nine runs and picking up four of their six hits. On the other side, the White Sox got on the board with one run in the 4th and added their final two runs in the 7th.

Jose Berrios pitched well for the Blue Jays in this one, going six innings and giving up just three hits and three earned runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued two walks. As for the White Sox, Erick Fedde got the start and took the loss, going six innings and giving up five earned runs on seven hits.

Danny Jansen and Daulton Varsho each homered for the Blue Jays, while Bo Bichette went 4/4 with three runs scored. Jansen, Varsho, and Bichette combined for eight of Toronto’s nine runs and 12 of their 14 hits.

With a record of 14-34, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 17 games. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19. Chicago is on a four-game losing streak, and they dropped the first game of this series vs. the Blue Jays.

At home, the White Sox are just 10-14 this year, and they have gone only 4-20 on the road. This season, the White Sox are just 2-0 as the favorite, compared to 12-34 as the underdog. In day games, the White Sox are 5-16 this year.

Chicago has been a tough team to bet on the run line this season, as they are 22-26 overall. They are 15-9 at home on the run line, but just 7-17 on the road. They have failed to cover the run line in four straight road games and are just 2-0 when favored on the run line.

The White Sox have had 29 games with over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs, and they have gone over the total in 60.4% of their games this season. Their games have averaged 7.9 runs per game, and their over/under record is 21-26. Their over/under record when the line is set at 7.5 runs is 5-11, and their over streak is at 2 games.

Garrett Crochet Gets The Start For The White Sox

Left-hander Garrett Crochet gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Blue Jays on the road. So far this season, he has made 10 starts and has a record of 4-4 with a 4.18 ERA. Crochet’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.01, and opponents are batting .202 off him this year. Crochet has pitched well recently, as he has not allowed more than one earned run in any of his last three starts. In his most recent outing, he went five innings and didn’t give up a run, picking up the win. He finished with six strikeouts in that outing.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

As a team, the White Sox are averaging just 2.8 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. They are also at the bottom of the league in home runs and have the worst team batting average in the MLB. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .276 is also the worst in the league. In terms of slugging percentage, they are 27th in the league and have the worst OPS in the league.

Paul DeJong and Andrew Benintendi are the only two White Sox hitters with more than two home runs this season. DeJong is batting .246 overall and has gone 4/17 in his last five games. Benintendi comes into the game with a season-long batting average of just .190. Eloy Jiménez is on a four-game hitting streak but is batting just .221 for the season.

The Blue Jays are 21-25 overall and trail the Yankees by 10.5 games in the AL East. Toronto is 7-8 against other AL East teams and won two straight games. Currently, they are 5th in the division and lead the White Sox in the wild card race by 2.5 games.

At home, the Blue Jays are 11-11 this year and 10-14 on the road. So far, they have been favored in 28 games, going 16-12 in those contests. As for their record as the underdog, the Blue Jays are just 5-13 this year. Toronto’s overall series record is 4-8-3, and they have lost four straight series at home.

The Blue Jays have been a good bet against the run line this season, going 21-25 overall. They are 9-13 against the run line at home and 12-12 on the road. Their average run margin on the season is -0.9 runs per game. They have won two straight against the run line and have covered in two straight games as the favorite.

The Blue Jays have had 33 games with over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs, and their games have averaged 8.4 runs per game. Their over/under record is 19-26, and their games have gone over the line in 71.7% of their games. Today’s line is set at 7.5 runs, and the Blue Jays’ games have gone over that line in 6 of 11 games.

Yusei Kikuchi Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi gets the start for the Blue Jays today as he faces the White Sox at home. He has made nine starts this year and has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 2.60. Kikuchi’s WHIP for the season is 1.10, and he has turned in five quality starts. In his most recent outing, Kikuchi finished with a no-decision after giving up one earned run in 4 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Kikuchi has allowed a total of four homers this year.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Blue Jays offense is averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 27th in the MLB. They have been even worse in terms of power, as their 39 home runs are 18th in the league. As a team, they are batting .231, which is 15th in the league. Toronto’s offense has been led by Daulton Varsho, who has 23 RBIs and eight homers, but he is batting just .214. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been a bright spot, hitting .286 with four homers.

Danny Jansen has been hot of late for the Blue Jays, going 6/15 in his last four games with a home run and five RBIs. For the season, he is batting .333 with five homers. Davis Schneider and Daulton Varsho have also gone deep five and eight times, respectively, but are batting just .254 and .214.

White Sox vs Blue Jays Prediction

Our prediction for this Blue Jays vs. White Sox matchup is to take the Blue Jays to win, but with a money line of -182, we are recommending taking the over, with the line being 7.5 runs. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Blue Jays.

Looking at some of today’s starters, we have Yusei Kikuchi finishing with more strikeouts than Garrett Crochet. However, Crochet is projected to go eight innings, compared to Kikuchi, who we have going just five.

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