White Sox vs. Blue Jays Odds & Predictions 6/2/22

by | Jun 2, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 03:07 ET
Location: Rogers Centre
TV: SNET
Money Line: White Sox +144 / Blue Jays -175 (Get better odds >>>)
Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Johnny Cueto (0-1, 2.41)
Toronto: Alek Manoah (5-1, 1.77)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Josh Harrison 2B
Andrew Vaughn LF
Yasmani Grandal C
Gavin Sheets RF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Leury García CF
AJ Pollock LF
José Abreu 1B
Luis Robert CF
Johnny Cueto P

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B
Danny Jansen C
Alejandro Kirk C
Teoscar Hernández RF
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Santiago Espinal 2B
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
George Springer CF
Bo Bichette SS
Alek Manoah P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 23-25-0 SU / OU 21-25-2 / Run Line W/L 22-26-0
Toronto Blue Jays: 29-20-0 SU / OU 21-27-1 / Run Line W/L 21-28-0

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, June 2nd at Rogers Centre. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 03:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Toronto as the favorite (-175), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The White Sox come into this matchup having suffered a 4 run loss to the Blue Jays (7-3). In the loss, Chicago’s pitchers gave up 7 runs on 10 hits. With their 8 hits, the White Sox could only muster 3 runs. The loss came as Chicago was the betting underdog, getting 108.0 on the moneyline. Together, the White Sox and Blue Jays combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 8.5 runs. On the season, Chicago’s over-under record is 21-25-2.

After their 5 most recent games, the White Sox have gone just 1-4. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -17. However, the team’s offense isn’t to blame, as they are averaging 4.2 runs per game compared to their season average at 3.65. So far, Chicago has won over half of their 16 series played, going 7-6-3.

In their last game, the Toronto Blue Jays picked up a 4 run win over the White Sox by a score of 7-3. In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the White Sox to 3 runs and 8 hits. At the plate, the Blue Jays scored 7 times on 10 hits. Toronto picked up the win while being favored at -118.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 34 games, winning at a rate of 65.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Blue Jays and White Sox combined to surpass the line of 8.5 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 21-27-1.

The Blue Jays come into the matchup looking to stay hot, going 5-0 over their last five contests. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +8 (last 5). Compared to their season average, the Blue Jays come into this game swinging the bats well, averaging 6.8 runs per game. On the season, Toronto has won more than half of their series, going 10-4-2.

Pitching Matchup

Johnny Cueto gets the start for the White Sox, with an overall record of 0-1. In his previous outings, Cueto is lasting an average of 6.07 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.41. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.239 off the right-hander. So far, Cueto has yet to give up a home run. Up to this point, Cueto has a strikeout percentage of just 18.0% and a per game average of 4.67. Throughout the season, Cueto has avoided walking batters, allowing just 3.38 per contest.

Toronto will roll with Alek Manoah (5-1) as their starter. Currently, Manoah has a strong ERA of just 1.77 while pitching an average of 6.22 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.206 against him. Home runs have not been an issue for Manoah, as he’s giving up just 0.8 per 9. Overall, he is averaging 5.78 per game, on a K rate of 24.0%. Throughout the season, Manoah has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.45 per contest.

Chicago vs Toronto History

For the season, the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will be playing their 2nd game of the season. Currently, Toronto is winning the season series 2-0. The over-under record in this series sits at 2-0. The average run total in these games is 7.57 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 2.5 runs. Going back to last year, Chicago won the season series, 4 games to 3. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 1-5, with the average run total being 7.57 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.0 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 games at home

Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

Heading into today’s American League matchup between Chicago and Toronto, the Blue Jays are the heavy favorite on the moneyline. Toronto holds the advantage, as Alek Manoah has been dominant on the mound. On the other side, Johnny Cueto was roughed up in his last outing vs Chicago. Look for the Blue Jays to cover the runline, as Toronto won’t need a lot of run support with Manoah getting the start.

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