Both Teams Can Be Streaky
There’s no doubt that the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays are two of the top teams in the American League. The Blue Jays are coming into this one at 38-29, which is certainly more impressive than the White Sox’s record of 32-33. Supposedly, the White Sox are much better than the way they’ve been playing. They’re 4½ games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins in the American League Central Division, so a division title remains within their grasp.
This series on the South Side could potentially impact the squads’ chances of getting into the playoffs via the wild-card. Chicago was 8-7 winners Monday night.
Kevin Gausman is on the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays in this one, while Dylan Cease is the Chicago starter.
Blue Jays Going Wild
If the Toronto Blue Jays are somehow going to win the American League East this season, then they’d have to win an overwhelming percentage of the remaining games. on the schedule. The New York Yankees have just been playing that well this season. Toronto hasn’t been able to take care of business against them. Prior to this series against the White Sox, the Yankees were able to come away with two out of three games with the Jays in Toronto.
With righty Kevin Gausman getting the start here for the Toronto Blue Jays, there’s a confidence level. He has a 3.21 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, though just 5-6 this season. One thing that could be worrisome is in his last outing against the Baltimore Orioles, Gausman ended throwing only 2.1 innings and allowing seven runs to the O’s.
Chicago Are(n’t) Better Than Record?
The Chicago White Sox are better than they’re currently playing. At least that’s what some are saying. Fortunately, their division is still within reach. The Minnesota Twins have been playing great and sit at 38-30, but they certainly have their share of skeptics.
These are games Chicago has to find a way to win, not only for their AL Central standings, but for the wild card.race. Chicago’s lost just twice in its last seven, so perhaps they’re beginning to play the way everybody expected them to before the season. A team which includes Tim Anderson, Louis Robert, Yoan Moncada and a few other high-level players should not struggle the way the White Sox had been.
Righthander Dylan Cease on the mound for Chicago, and that’s great news. He has a 5-3 record, 2.91 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He’s struck out 97 hitters in just 68 innings for the Chisox.
Blue Jays vs White Sox Head-to-Head
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox have met just 422 times. The Blue Jays currently hold the all-time series lead, 220-202. The teams have met four times in 2022, with the Jays winning three of those games
Blue Jays vs White Sox Information
- Game: Blue Jays (38-28) vs White Sox (31-33)
- Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
- Day/Time: Tuesday, June 21st, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Blue Jays vs White Sox Live Stream: MLB.TV
Blue Jays vs White Sox Name Betting Lines
|Toronto Blue Jays
K. Gausman -R
|-1½ +130||-127||8½-140o||4½-120 o / 4½-110 u|
|Chicago White Sox
D. Cease -R
|+1½ -150||+117||8½+120u||3½-140 o / 3½+110 u|
Blue Jays vs White Sox Prediction
Current MLB betting odds see the Toronto Blue Jays coming into this one favored on the money line at -127. The Chicago White Sox are priced at +117, the over/under is going at 8½.
Since Kevin Gausman was poor his last outing, it wouldn’t surprise if he’s much better than that here. It’s the perfect time for Toronto to begin stringing together wins. That’s what we’re banking on in this one.
When betting online, take the Toronto Blue Jays.