Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox 5/31/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Tuesday night.

The Chicago White Sox come into this series looking to build on a split of the two-game set with a 5-4 win in Sunday’s series finale. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 58 hits including 5 home runs, 19 RBIs, 9 doubles and a .356 batting average while Luis Robert has a team-high 6 home runs while Andrew Vaughn has 5 homers and 19 RBIs and Jose Abreu is also chipping in 5 homers with 20 RBIs. Lucas Giolito will start here and is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season.

The Toronto Blue Jays will hope to build on their current five-game win streak after an 11-10 win over the Angels in Sunday’s final matchup. Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 50 hits including 12 doubles, 7 home runs and 24 RBIs while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer each have a team-high 9 home runs and 24+ RBIs with Springer logging a team-high 26 RBIs. Santiago Espinal has 42 hits with a team-high 13 doubles and a .264 batting average on the year. Kevin Gausman will start here and is 4-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season.

Chicago is 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 16-43 in their last 59 games as an underdog while the under is 10-2-1 in their last 13 road games. Toronto is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 home games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

I get the case to be made for either side in this one, but I’m leaning towards the under here. Gausman is really good, but I still have concerns about the Jays’ bullpen behind him once he departs and against a White Sox lineup that can generate runs that is always a cause for concern. On the flipside, Giolito hasn’t been overly dominant this year and I think the Jays’ bats can get to him as well so give me the over in a game that hits 9 runs at the very least.

Author: Lucy Green