Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox MLB Pick – June 22

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball throughout June 22. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Wednesday. One of these games will be between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox. These two teams have been strong throughout the season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 2:10 PM Eastern time on MLB Network

Toronto has earned a record of 38-30 throughout this season, which has them in second place of the AL East. The Blue Jays have lost two games in a row and five of their last six. Toronto is twelve games back on the top spot in the division. The Blue Jays will look to get back on track with a much needed win on the road.

The White Sox have put up a record of 33-33 so far this season, which has them sitting in third place of the AL Central. Chicago has won two games in a row and three of their last four. The White Sox are three and a half games back on the top spot in the division. Chicago will look to keep it going with a win on Wednesday afternoon.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Blue Jays have struggled in their recent stretch of games and will look to get back on track. Chicago has been solid as of late and will look to keep it going. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Toronto Blue Jays -1 ½ (+120) -125 Over 9 ½ (+100)
Chicago White Sox +1 ½ (-140 +105 Under 9 ½ (-120)

 

Team Data Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox
Overall Record 38-30 33-33
Away/ Home Record 17-16 15-17
Batting Average .253 .254
Batting Average Away/ Home .246 .235
ERA 3.96 4.10
ERA Away/ Home 3.47 4.51

Betting Trends

Toronto Blue Jays

  • 10-10 in June games
  • 5-4 when playing on Wednesday
  • 14-12 in day games
  • 31-23 against right handed starters
  • 20-10 after a loss

Chicago White Sox

  • 10-9 in June
  • 5-5 when playing on Wednesday
  • 17-15 in day games
  • 25-24 against righit handers
  • 15-17 after a win
  • 13-15 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up five times on the season. The first three games were in Toronto between May 31 and June 2. The Blue Jays swept that series with 6-5, 7-3 and 8-3 wins at home. Luis Robert had six RBI’s in Monday and Tuesday’s tilts as the White Sox bounced back with 8-7 and 7-6 wins at home.

Offense

The Blue Jays have been strong at the plate throughout the season. Toronto has a .253 batting average, which is 6th in the MLB. The Blue Jays have earned an OBP of .323, which is 8th in the league. Toronto has put up a .749 OPS, which is 4th in the MLB this season. The Blue Jays have hit .249 against right handers.

Chicago has been solid hitting the ball so far this season. The White Sox have a BA of .254, which is 5th in the league. Chicago have posted a .311 on base percentage, which is 19th in the MLB. The White Sox have earned an OPS of .694, which is 21st in the league. Chicago has a .243 batting average against righties this season.

These two teams have been solid hitting the ball. Toronto has the edge at the plate entering this matchup and will need to find a way to slow down the White Sox offense after two strong outings. Chicago will look to step up again in this one though. If either team can hit well early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Ross Stripling to get the start on the mound for Toronto in this one. Stripling has earned a record of 3-2 throughout his 16 appearances this season. He has posted a 3.28 ERA and a WHIP of 1.071 in those games. Stripling’s last start was against the New York Yankees. He pitched three and two thirds innings, giving up five hits and two runs in the loss.

Lucas Giolito will get the nod at pitcher for the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon. Giolito has started in 11 games this season, going 4-3 in those starts. He has put up an ERA of 4.78 and a 1.491 WHIP in his outings. Giolito pitched five innings in his last start against the Houston Astros. He gave up seven hits and eight runs en route to a loss.

These two pitchers have been solid throughout this season and will look to lead their team to the win. Chicago has a slight edge with their bullpen in this one. The White Sox bullpen has a combined ERA of 4.29, which is 21st in the league. The Blue Jays relievers have a 4.32 ERA, which is 22nd in the MLB.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Jays have lost the first two games of this set and will look to bounce back in this one. With the better pitching on the mound and the better bats, if Toronto can grab an early lead, I think they can hang on for the win.

Bovada has the Blue Jays listed as a -125 against the money line in this one. This implies that Toronto will win this game around 55.6 percent of the time. I agree with the line as the Blue Jays are trying to break out of the losing streak. Toronto has been the better overall team on the season as well. As slight favorites, I like the value on the Blue Jays.

The Bet
Toronto Blue Jays
-125
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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