Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

Toronto Blue Jays (21-26) vs Chicago White Sox (15-34)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Chris Bassitt (3-6) (5.03) vs Nick Nastrini (0-2) (7.88)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -225 / Chicago White Sox +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 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 Wednesday, May 22nd at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. To formulate this prediction for game three 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 

White Sox Look for Second Straight Win 

The Chicago White Sox are 15-34 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Chicago lost game one on Monday, but they won game two by a score of 5-0 on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the White Sox were swept by the Yankees in three games, won two out of three against the Nationals, and won three out of four against the Guardians. Chicago is 7-6 in their last 13 games, but they continue to trail the Tigers for last in the AL Central. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.55 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 141 runs with a .217 batting average and a .277 on base percentage. Andrew Vaughn is batting .193 with three home runs and 15 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 of their last six games. 

Blue Jays Sinking in the AL East 

The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-26 this year and they have lost four of their last six games. Toronto won game one in this series by a score of 9-3 on Monday, but they lost game two on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Blue Jays lost two out of three against Tampa Bay, split a two game series with Baltimore, and lost two out of three against the Twins. Toronto has been pretty bad over the last few weeks and they are last in the AL East, 10.5 games behind the Yankees. 

The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.37 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 173 runs with a .228 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Vladimir Guerrero is batting .279 with four home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. Toronto is second to last in the MLB in runs scored this year and they have scored three runs or fewer in five of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Nick Nastrini, who is 0-2 with a 7.88 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP over 8.0 innings pitched this season. Nastrini has allowed seven earned runs and nine hits over 8.0 innings against the Royals and Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Chris Bassitt, who is 3-6 with a 5.03 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 48.1 innings pitched this year. Bassitt has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five outings. 

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

The Blue Jays have won 15 of their last 17 home games against AL Central opponents following a home loss.The White Sox have lost eight of their last nine road games against American League opponents that held a losing record.The favorites have covered the run line in six of the last seven games between the White Sox and Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games against American League opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Eight of the White Sox's last nine night games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total runs line.Seven of the Blue Jays' last eight games as favorites against the White Sox have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last six home games.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three games as underdogs against AL East opponents.

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 

Chicago was able to pick up a win in game two of this series on Tuesday, but they are just 5-20 on the road so far this year. Toronto is 11-12 at home and they have six more wins that Chicago this season, but the White Sox have been the hotter team recently. Neither team has been able to score many runs this season, but I think the Blue Jays will have a big day against Nastrini. 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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