White Sox vs. Blue Jays Total Pick

by | May 31, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays

Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 07:07 ET

Location: Rogers Centre

TV: SNET-1

Money Line: White Sox +156 / Blue Jays -169 at BetOnline - Home of the web’s fastest Bitcoin payouts! (Usually less than one hour)

Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Lucas Giolito (3-1, 2.63)
Toronto: Kevin Gausman (4-3, 2.25)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Josh Harrison 2B
Andrew Vaughn RF
Yasmani Grandal C
Gavin Sheets RF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Adam Engel CF
AJ Pollock LF
José Abreu 1B
Leury García CF
Lucas Giolito P

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

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

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 23-23-0 SU / OU 19-25-2 / Run Line W/L 21-25-0
Toronto Blue Jays: 27-20-0 SU / OU 19-27-1 / Run Line W/L 20-27-0

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, May 31st at Rogers Centre. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Toronto as the favorite (-169), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

The Chicago White Sox will look to add another win to their resume after pulling out a slim 5-4 win over the Cubs. For the game, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 4 runs on 5 hits. The White Sox benefited from an offense that generated 5 runs on 10 hits. In the matchup, Chicago was favored at -150.0 on the moneyline. Through 32 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 56.0%. With the OU line set at 7.0 runs, the White Sox and Chi Cubs combined to go over this total. Even with this game going over the total, Chicago still has an over-under record of just 19-25-2.

The White Sox will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 2-3 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -23. During this stretch, the offense is averaging 3.8 runs per game, similar to their season-long average of 3.63. So far, Chicago has won over half of their 15 series played, going 7-5-3.

The Blue Jays will look to add another win, as in their last game, they defeated the Angels by a score of 11-10. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 12 hits, leading to 10 runs. In the victory, the Blue Jays came up with 13 hits and 11 runs. This was a good win for the Blue Jays, as they were underdogs at 135.0. So far, the team has gone into 15 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 47.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Blue Jays and Angels combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. Against the run total, Toronto is just 19-27-1.

Over their last 5 games, the Blue Jays have not lost a game, going 5-0. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of 13 (last 5). The Blue Jays’ offense has elevated their play over their last 5 games, averaging 7.0 runs per game, compared to their season average of 3.94. On the season, Toronto has won more than half of their series, going 9-4-2.

Pitching Matchup

Chicago will roll with Lucas Giolito (3-1) as their starter. In his previous outings, Giolito is lasting an average of 5.31, putting together an ERA of just 2.63. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.241 off the right-hander. Home runs have been an issue for Giolito, as he is allowing an average of 1.45 per 9 innings pitched. In terms of strikeouts, Lucas Giolito has a strong strikeout percentage of 33.0%, including a per game average of 7.28. Throughout the season, Giolito has avoided walking batters, allowing just 3.58 per contest.

Toronto will roll with Kevin Gausman (4-3) as their starter. Currently, Gausman has a strong ERA of just 2.25 while pitching an average of 6.22 innings per outing. So far, opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander. So far, Gausman has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.16 home runs per 9 innings. Per game, Kevin Gausman is averaging 7.22, on a strikeout percentage of 28.99%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 0.8 walks per contest.

Chicago vs Toronto History

Today’s matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will be their first meeting of the season. Last season, Chicago picked up the series win, winning 4 games compared to 3 for Toronto. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 1-5-1, with the average scoring differential sitting at 3.0 runs. Between the games, the average run total was 7.57 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

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

Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

In Tuesday’s matchup between Chicago and Toronto, look for runs to be hard to come by with Lucas Giolito and Kevin Gausman on the mound. So far, neither pitcher has yet to give up more than 3 runs in any of their starts. With an over-under line set at 7.5 runs, I recommend taking the under.

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