Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Yusei Kikuchi (2-3) (2.60) vs Garrett Crochet (4-4) (4.18)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -164 / Chicago White Sox +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet Tuesday in MLB action from Rogers Centre. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Chicago White Sox will send out Garrett Crochet for the start here and Crochet is 4-4 with a 4.18 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Crochet’s first career start against Toronto. Yusei Kikuchi will get the start for the White Sox here and is 2-3 with a 2.60 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the White Sox, Kikuchi is 2-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 23 strikeouts.

Chicago White Sox Recap

The Chicago White Sox come into this one looking to bounce back from a 9-3 loss in Monday’s series opener against the Jays, carrying over the struggle after their series loss in a sweep at the hands of the Yankees in their last series this past weekend.

White Sox Continue To Have Issues

Gavin Sheets leads the White Sox with a .246 batting average and a .350 OBP along with a team-high 13 doubles while Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi each have 3 home runs and a team-high 15 RBIs with Vaughn logging 9 doubles as well as a team-high 34 hits. Paul DeJong also has a team-high 7 home runs and 14 RBIs with a team-high 49 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Chicago White Sox will win

  • The Blue Jays have lost eight of their last 12 games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The White Sox have won each of their last four night games after playing the previous day.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 night games against AL Central opponents.
  • The White Sox have covered the run line in 13 of their last 15 road games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 5 innings in six of their last nine games as favorites against AL Central opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Recap

The Toronto Blue Jays really needed a strong start to the series that they got on Monday, following up their win on Sunday against the Rays although that still ended in a series loss.

Blue Jays Starting To Find Their Groove?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Jays with 50 hits including a .286 batting average and .381 OBP along with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 21 RBIs. Daulton Varsho has a team-high 8 home runs, 23 RBIs and 9 doubles while George Springer has a team-high 7 stolen bases. Davis Schneider has a team-high 10 doubles while Bo Bichette has 9 doubles and Guerrero Jr. has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Blue Jays with 39 strikeouts this season.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

  • The Blue Jays have won each of their last eight games against the White Sox.
  • The White Sox have lost each of their last eight road games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games at Rogers Centre.
  • The home team has covered the run line in each of the White Sox's last six games.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven games against the White Sox at Rogers Centre.

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

I’m on the Blue Jays here. I know Garrett Crochet has been a strikeout artist in his brief time as a major league starter this season, but the Blue Jays have started to cook offensively in the last couple of games, and despite their struggles, I just feel that the Blue Jays have a lot more upside at the plate. Kikuchi’s also been one of their more consistent starters going back to last season and I think this is a good spot for the Jays to start to ascend and start the road back after a rough start to the year. Give me Toronto.

Chris’s Pick Toronto -164

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