Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/20/24

Toronto Blue Jays (20-25) vs Chicago White Sox (14-33)

Game Info: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Jose Berrios (4-3) (2.82) vs Erick Fedde (4-0) (2.60)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -195 / Chicago White Sox +165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction for this MLB game on Monday, May 20th at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The White Sox recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Blue Jays recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Chicago and Toronto 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Chicago and Toronto 

Chicago’s Offense is Struggling

The Chicago White Sox are 14-33 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against the Yankees, where they lost all three games by scores of 4-2, 6-1, and 7-2. Prior to that series, the White Sox won two out of three against Washington, won three out of four against Cleveland, and lost two out of three against Tampa Bay. Chicago is 6-5 in their last 11 games, but they continue to be last in the AL Central. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 133 runs with a .215 batting average and a .275 on base percentage. Gavin Sheets is batting .242 with three home runs and 12 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. Chicago is last in the MLB in runs scored this season and they have scored two runs or fewer in four straight games. 

Blue Jays Avoided the Sweep 

The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-25 this year and they have lost three of their last four games. Toronto is coming off of a series loss against the Rays, where they lost two out of three games, but did win game three by a score of 5-2. Prior to that series, the Blue Jays split a two game series with Baltimore, lost two out of three against Minnesota, and split a two game set with the Phillies. Toronto has lost 10 of their last 15 games and they are last in the AL East, a couple of games behind Boston for fourth. 

The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.41 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 164 runs with a .228 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Vladimir Guerrero is batting .285 with four home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. Toronto is the second worst run scoring team in the MLB, but they do have 31 more runs than the White Sox do. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Erick Fedde, who is 4-0 with a 2.60 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 52.0 innings pitched this year. Fedde has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts and has not allowed an earned run in his last two outings. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Jose Berrios, who is 4-3 with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 54.1 innings pitched this season. Berrios has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow eight earned runs against Philadelphia two starts ago. 

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

The White Sox have lost each of their last seven road games against American League opponents that held a losing record.The Blue Jays have won each of their last six home games against the White Sox.The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight road games against American League opponents.The favorites have covered the run line in seven of the last eight games between the White Sox and Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the last six games between the White Sox and Blue Jays have gone UNDER the total runs line.Seven of the White Sox's last eight games as underdogs against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last four home games.

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 

Toronto comes into this game last in the AL East and they have struggled to score this season, but they are 10-11 at home. The Blue Jays were able to get a win on Sunday to avoid being swept by Tampa Bay, but they haven’t won back to back games in a couple of weeks. Chicago is over .500 in their last 11 games, but their offense has a tendency to completely disappear. Both of these starting pitchers have been strong in recent outings, but I am not taking the team that is 4-19 on the road. My Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction is for the Blue Jays to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Blue Jays -1.5

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