The Chicago White Sox welcome the Toronto Blue Jays in for the start of a three-game set on Monday night. These teams last met at the start of the month, with the Blue Jays notching a three-game sweep. Check the Blue Jays vs. White Sox Odds.
The Blue Jays (38-28) squared off with the New York Yankees over the weekend, salvaging the last of the slate with a 10-9 victory on Sunday. Toronto fell further into a hole against the Yanks, who lead them by 11 games in the American League East grouping. With how they’re doing in the MLB standings, they’ll have to do better in this series than the last.
Chicago (31-33) followed up a sweep of Detroit by losing two of three against Houston. That included Sunday’s 4-3 defeat in which the Chicago White Sox missed on each of their five at-bats with runners in scoring position. They sit five games back of the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins at the moment.
Chicago grades out in the top 10 in the big leagues in batting average (.251), but a little selectiveness at the dish might go a long way. They’ve walked less than any other team but the Tigers to this point. They’ve struggled to bring runners around, as well.
Center fielder Luis Robert paces the order with a .294 batting average, and no other batter with at least 100 plate appearances has better than a .263 mark.
First baseman Jose Abreu has nine home runs. The White Sox, as a total, have the fifth-fewest long balls in the majors.
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Odds
MLB odds tout the hosts as the favorites here. Toronto is -1.5 on the run line at +118, while the White Sox are -142 to cover the spread.
On the moneyline, the Blue Jays are -134 and Chicago a +114 underdog. The total has been set at nine runs, with the over being -114and the under -106 at the time of this writing.
MLB betting trends have Toronto among the best in team home runs and doubles. Putting ducks on the pond — and driving them across — hasn’t been a difficult task for the Blue Jays. They rank in the top third of the MLB in RBIs, too.
First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., center fielder George Springer, and shortstop Bo Bichette all have double-digit dingers this campaign, while Guerrero paces the lineup with 41 RBIs.
Over the last week, he’s brought seven runs across and is hitting .379.
Second baseman Santiago Espinal has been comfortable at the Rogers Centre, posting a .310 average in 113 at-bats there in 2022.
Blue Jays vs. White Sox Betting Preview
Jose Berrios will take the mound looking to defend his home diamond. He’s had 13 starts, pinning up a 5-2 record. His 4.65 ERA could use some improvement, however.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won each of his last four starts, including a game against Baltimore last Wednesday. In each of his June outings, he’s gone at a minimum of seven innings. Hosting the Orioles, he only allowed three hits – two of which being homers – and Toronto bagged a victory in extra frames.
Right-hander Lance Lynn will get the ball for the Sox; he is still trying to get his feet wet this year. He’s only appeared once, that being a 9-5 loss at Detroit last Monday. It took him 88 throws to get through 4.1 innings in that one, giving up ten knocks and three earned runs.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Picks and Predictions
With these MLB picks today, the recent steadiness of Guerrero and a talented Blue Jays lineup will win out. Chicago’s Lynn, while experienced, hasn’t yet gotten his feet under him with the late start to the campaign, and Toronto will likely take advantage of that during their cuts.
If you’re planning on betting on MLB matchups today, take the favored Blue Jays to cover this game’s spread and take the first decision of this series.