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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Analysis

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox meet up for the first of a three-game series on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Toronto remains 11 games behind the New York Yankees and is in second place in the American League East with a 38-28 record, despite going 17-14 away from Rogers Centre. The White Sox enter Monday’s matchup positioned third in the American League Central standings with records of 31-33 overall and 13-17 at home, which trails the division leading Twins by five games.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays enter this matchup second in the AL East standings, 11 games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Blue Jays most recently went 1-2 SU in a three-game series against the Yankees and have gone 5-5 SU in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays struggled to get much going against New York, scoring a combined 13 runs over three games while giving up 25. This is not a common trend as Toronto has been getting solid offensive production all season, ranking in the top five in batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. The first baseman Vladimir Guerrero has led the way with a batting average of .267 (65-243), 17 home runs, and 41 RBIs.  

Chicago is currently third in the AL Central standings, four and a half games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place. The White Sox went 1-2 SU in their most recent series against the Astro and have gone 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. Chicago was crushed in game one 13-3, but managed to bounce back and win take game two 7-0. The offense has not been good this season for the White Sox and rank amongst the bottom half of the league in batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Designated hitter Andrew Vaughn has been one of their best hitters with a batting average of .322 (56-174), six home runs, and 29 RBIs. 

Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, White Sox 3
Best Bet: Blue Jays ML

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. AL Central
  • Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Time-TV: 8:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox – Current Form

Toronto split its series against the Baltimore Orioles, 2-2, but the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees on Sunday. Against the New York Yankees, Toronto couldn’t manage a single run in the second game of the series on Saturday. The first game with the New York Yankees was Toronto’s worst performance in the last seven meetings. They allowed a total of 12 runs. The White Sox won 3-0 against the Tigers last Wednesday, but lost 0-3 to the Astros in their game on Sunday. They kept the Houston Astros from scoring any runs in the second contest of the series on Saturday. Game one with the Houston Astros was Chicago’s worst in the last six meetings. They allowed a total of 13 runs.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox – Pitching Matchup

Toronto: José Berríos (5-2, 4.65 ERA)

José Berríos takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 13th start of the season for the Blue Jays in this contest. He comes in 5-2 with a 4.65 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, 17 walks and 62 strikeouts over 71.2 innings of work on the year. The 28-year old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles on June 15, 2022 at home. Berríos tossed seven innings in the 7-6 defeat by the Baltimore Orioles, while giving up three runs on three hits with eight strikeouts. In seven road starts this season, Berríos has compiled a 2-2 record in 37.2 innings, while striking out 28, walking eight batters, and putting together a 5.97 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.

Chicago: Lance Lynn (0-0, 6.23 ERA)

Chicago ace Lance Lynn toes the rubber for his first start of the season as he looks to improve on a 0-0 mark and 6.23 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 2.31 WHIP to go along with four strikeouts. In Lance Lynn’s last start, the White Sox were no match for the Detroit Tigers, losing 5-9 on June 13, 2022. The 35-year-old earned no decision in this game, yielded three runs on 10 hits, while striking out four. Lynn hasn’t yet had a home start this season.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox – Series History

The 2021 campaign was dominated by the White Sox, who went 4-3 in this season's series. Toronto has defeated Chicago three times in three meetings this season.

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