Blue Jays vs. White Sox MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions: Betting Value on Toronto? (June 22)
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Blue Jays vs. White Sox Odds
|Blue Jays Odds||-110|
|White Sox Odds||-110|
|Time||2:10 p.m. ET|
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The White Sox look to complete the series sweep over the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon after a dramatic come-from-behind victory Tuesday night.
The White Sox took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning Tuesday and gave up a run in the seventh and three in the eighth to hand the Jays a 4-2 lead. The White Sox would come back in the ninth to tie the game and snagged the W in extras.
Lucas Giolito looks to guide the Sox to another win as he takes the mound for Wednesday’s series finale. He’ll be opposed by Ross Stripling, who looks to salvage the road series for the Jays.
Blue Jays’ Bullpen Causing Problems
The Blue Jays looked to rebound from dropping a series at home to their AL East rival Yankees. After dropping the first game of the series, their bullpen let them down Tuesday.
Stripling has put together a solid season for the Jays, and he’s been particularly solid on the road this season. He has a 3.52 ERA but a 2.61 FIP over 23 road innings.
However, these numbers can be a little deceiving when looking at the quality of competition Stripling has faced in his road starts. Additionally, his numbers are watered down by solid bullpen innings as well.
Unfortunately for Toronto, the Jays’ bullpen has been a little erratic of late. The blown save on Tuesday night only exacerbates the numbers of a pen that’s been bottom-five over the past few weeks.
The Jays offense is still a wrecking crew, posting the third-best team wRC+ against right-handed pitching on the road over the past few weeks.
White Sox Bouncing Back?
Despite showing brief signs of a return to form, the White Sox continually slip back into being a below-average team. However, a series sweep over the Jays could help them turn the corner.
Giolito also looks to turn a corner, as he’s had a rough run over his last four starts. He’s posted an 8.71 ERA and a 7.00 FIP over that span, including one so-so start at home against the Rangers.
Additionally, the White Sox offense finally looks like it’s starting to wake up — especially at home. Over the past few weeks, the Sox have posted a team wRC+ of 100 against RHP at home, which is a huge upgrade from the 60s range they were stuck in before this series began.
Chicago’s bullpen also seems to be in a little bit of an upswing as well despite a disappointing showing so far in 2022. Perhaps a big series victory will help the unit get back on track.
Blue Jays-White Sox Pick
It’s hard to bet against Giolito, especially at home. However, Stripling has put up really solid numbers as a starter this season. And overall, the White Sox offense has been relatively weak against right-handers.
Additionally, underdogs have not fared particularly well this season, so rolling with the Jays moneyline seems like a good bet. It’s at -125 and should be taken as long as it stays in that range.
Pick: Blue Jays ML -125