In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, May 31, we are breaking down the American League showdown from Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, to get you the best White Sox vs Blue Jays betting pick and odds. Chicago and Toronto meet each other for the first time in 2022, opening a three-game set in Canada, and the hosts are firm favorites to take the first blood.
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White Sox vs Blue Jays Betting Pick
This game will be played at Rogers Centre at 7:07 PM ET on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
Why Bet The Blue Jays:
✅ Toronto is riding a five-game winning streak following an 11-10 road victory over the Los Angeles Angels last Sunday. The Blue Jays swept a tough four-game set against the Halos while scoring 27 runs in the process.
✅ The White Sox barely outlasted the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in 12 innings last Sunday to snap their two-game skid. They’ve dropped three of their previous five contests, including a couple of heavy defeats to the Boston Red Sox, 16-3 and 16-7. The White Sox’s bullpen posted a terrible 6.94 ERA last week.
✅ The Blue Jays are swinging a hot bat, posting a .293/.380/.503 slash line to go with 15 extra-base hits and seven home runs over their previous five showings. On the other side, the White Sox are slashing only .218/.289/.333 triple-slash in their previous five contests.
Chicago White Sox
The 23-23 Chi Sox are sitting at the second spot in the AL Central, five games behind the Minnesota Twins. They own the fourth-lowest scoring offense in the majors, tallying 3.63 runs per game. Tim Anderson suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s clash against the Cubs, joining Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) and Luis Robert (COVID-19) on the IL.
Lucas Giolito will take the mound Tuesday, hoping to extend his good run of form. Over his previous three starts, the 27-year-old right-hander has surrendered only four earned runs. Giolito is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 51/15 K/BB ratio in seven starts (37.2 IP) this season.
Toronto Blue Jays
The 27-20 Blue Jays are laying at the third spot in the AL East, one game behind the Tampa Bay Rays and five and a half games behind the New York Yankees. They are scoring 3.94 runs per game (23rd in the majors) on a .693 OPS (17th).
Kevin Gausman will get the nod Tuesday, and the 31-year-old crafty right-hander holds a 4-3 record, 2.25 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 65/5 K/BB ratio in nine starts and 56 innings of work in 2022. Gausman fanned eight across six scoreless innings in an 8-1 win at St. Louis last time out.