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Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 5-27-24 Picks

Toronto Blue Jays (23-28) vs. Chicago White Sox (15-38)
May 27, 2024 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox +170 / Toronto Blue Jays -204; Over/Under: +9
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox meet Monday in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays played the Detroit Tigers in their weekend series. Toronto won Thursday 9-1 but then dropped the next pair 6-2 and 2-1. In the Sunday finale the Jays took a wild 14-11 loss. Starter Yusei Kikuchi left after just 3.0 innings, five earned and eight hits.

As starting pitcher for Monday’s matchup the Blue Jays will send out Chris Bassitt. This year Bassitt is 4-6 with a 4.39 ERA and 49 Ks in 55.1 innings over 10 starts. Bassitt is 66-48 with a 3.54 ERA in 179 games (166 starts) over his career. The Blue Jays will meet the Pirates, Orioles, A’s, and Brewers after this series.

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

Over on the White Sox’ side, they took on the Baltimore Orioles in their last set. Chicago had some troubles in that series, losing 8-6, 6-4 and 5-3 in the first trio. On Sunday in the finale the White Sox took a 4-1 loss. Garrett Crochet posted 6.0 innings in the start with two earned on three hits and a walk with 11 Ks.

In the starter slot Monday the White Sox will send out Nick Nastrini. Over his three starts this year (the first three of his MLB career) Nastrini is 0-3 with a 11.91 ERA and eight strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

Blue Jays vs White Sox Injury Notes

White Sox DH Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) is expected to miss about a month. CF Luis Robert (hip) could rejoin the team in early June after finishing his rehab schedule.

Total Runs Facts

  • Fourteen of the Blue Jays’ last 16 road games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Each of the last three games between the Blue Jays and White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last nine games between the Blue Jays and White Sox.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Blue Jays’ last three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Luis Robert has hit at least one home run in four of his last eight home appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Gavin Sheets has scored at least one run in each of the White Sox’s last four home games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nicky Lopez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded an RBI in three of his last four home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in day games.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Chris Bassitt has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Blue Jays’ last four games at Guaranteed Rate Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded a Double in four of the Blue Jays’ last five road games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one hit in each of the Blue Jays’ last 14 day games.
  • Daulton Varsho has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one total base in each of the Blue Jays’ last 14 day games.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has scored at least one run in each of the Blue Jays’ last five road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Blue Jays’ last 13 day games.

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

I’ll go with the Blue Jays. Probably not touching this one, though; the line’s too thick to mess with anyway. Toronto should have some opportunities against Nastrini if he can’t get going. Over his last two outings combined Nastrini is 0-2 with 13 earned runs on 13 hits and 11 walks in just 6.1 innings. As for Bassitt, he’s given up five earned runs over 19.0 innings across his last three starts.

On Sunday the Blue Jays posted 14 team hits—and gave up 17—in a pretty crazy game. Toronto’s bullpen really struggled (as did Kikuchi); Erik Swanson was the only pitcher who didn’t give up at least one earned. Toronto needs a good bounce-back for Monday’s game, obviously.

Andrew's Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -204

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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