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Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 22, 2024


The final game of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays will take place on Wednesday night when the Chicago White Sox travel to Toronto, Ontario, to face the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The game starts at 7:07 PM ET and will air on NBC Sports Chicago and Root Sports North.

Chicago White Sox Team Preview

The Chicago White Sox have not been a good team this season, to say the least, as they are 19 games below average. The Chicago White Sox ended their four-game losing streak with a 5-0 shutout victory on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, which tied the series at 1-1 and enabled the White Sox to win their fourth series in May with a victory in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night.

Chicago has struggled to produce runs this season, averaging 2.88 runs per game and scoring three or fewer runs in six of its previous seven games.

The White Sox's eight-game losing streak in the series came to an end on Tuesday, but Toronto has outscored them by an average of 3.1 to 6.4 runs per game in their last ten meetings with the Blue Jays. The Chicago White Sox will look to win their fourth series this month when they face the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the series on the road.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Preview

A team known for its ability to generate runs has found it difficult to do so this month, as they have managed to score three or fewer runs in nine out of their 16 games in May. This has resulted in a record of 6-10, dropping their record to five games below average. With a 21-26 record this season, Toronto stands as the sole team in the AL East with a losing record, while New York, Baltimore, Boston, and Tampa Bay are all at or above.500 to begin the 2024 MLB season.

The loss on Tuesday also ended the two-game winning streak for Toronto and the eight-game winning streak in the series against Chicago. However, the Blue Jays have been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten meetings by an average margin of 3.3 runs per game in those contests.

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back following the loss against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday and secure the series win when they host the Chicago White Sox for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night.

Odds and Series Trends

The Toronto Blue Jays are listed as -220 moneyline favorites at home against the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night, according to WagerWeb. Toronto has won eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while having won by an average margin of 3.3 runs per game over the last ten and.67 runs per game over the previous three games in the series. 

Mike Clevinger is 2-1 in his last three starts against the Blue Jays; however, he lost his most recent start last season after allowing six runs in five innings pitched, while Chris Bassitt is 1-1 with a no-decision in his previous three starts against the White Sox and has allowed an average of 2.67 runs per game in those starts.

Game Pick

Although the White Sox dominated Game 2 of the series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, winning by a score of 5-0, Toronto has outscored them by 3.1 to 6.4 runs per game over the previous ten meetings. The Blue Jays are still a more talented team this season, even though neither team is above.500 this season.

Toronto has won by two or more runs in six of the previous ten games in the series, including a 9-3 win in Game 1 on Monday. Take the Toronto Blue Jays' run line at -1.5 when they host the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Toronto Blue Jays Run Line -1.5 (-114)