Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated May 19, 2024

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It’s a Victoria Day matinee for the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday as they welcome the Chicago White Sox for the first of a three-game set.

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35-39
Runline +1.5 -120
Moneyline +170
Over / Under o +7.5

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Moneyline -210
Over / Under u +7.5

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Toronto is a -205 favourite on the MLB odds behind pitcher Jose Berrios.

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The White Sox were a playoff team as recently as 2021 but that club is long, long gone as this franchise is in the midst of a major rebuild. Chicago traded away its best starting pitcher this spring in Dylan Cease to San Diego for prospects.

The team’s best player, outfielder Luis Robert, is terrific but currently on the injured list with a hip problem. It would not surprise anyone if he’s traded by this summer’s deadline, although Robert is on a pretty team-friendly deal. The White Sox would certainly demand a king’s ransom. Robert could put a contending team over the top. The Jays have been rumoured to be interested in him in the past.

Toronto won all six meetings with the White Sox last season. Danny Jansen hit .462 in the series with two homers and four RBIs. Bo Bichette was at .407 with a homer. Daulton Varsho was just 1-for-19 with six strikeouts vs. Chicago pitching.

Chicago White Sox

Chicago was swept over the weekend in a three-game set at the New York Yankees, losing each game by multiple runs. Certainly will not be the last time something like that happens vs. the Pale Hose in 2024. It’s just a horrific offensive team with only Tommy Pham among the regulars hitting above .300, and he wasn’t even signed in free agency until the season was underway. No. 1 catcher Martin Maldonado is a fine defender but could be the worst hitter in baseball at .093.

One very smart move the front office made this offseason, so far anyway, was signing right-hander Erick Fedde out of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO). Following an underwhelming six-year stretch in the majors, Fedde went overseas and became the best pitcher in the league. The 31-year-old looks like a different guy at 4-0 with a 2.60 ERA. Fedde is limiting right-handers to a .202/.268/.337 slash line with just three homers, and opponents are hitting .148 off him with runners in scoring position. He will be flipped by the deadline barring something unforeseen. Fedde is 2-0 with a 3.77 ERA in 14.1 career innings vs. Toronto. Bo Bichette is 3-for-8 with two doubles off him. The White Sox are on a six-game skid at Rogers Centre.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Jays avoided a home sweep vs. Tampa Bay on Sunday with a 5-2 victory to snap a three-game skid. Daniel Vogelbach homered and scored three runs, and George Springer hit an RBI double, walked twice and scored twice. Jordan Romano struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save but since it was such a short outing should be available. Danny Jansen and Justin Turner got the day off, but should both be in there Monday.

It’s righty Jose Berrios (4-3, 2.82 ERA) on the mound. He took a no-decision last time out, allowing two earned over seven in Baltimore. Berrios hasn’t personally won any of his past four. He has made 24 career starts vs. the White Sox and is 13-6 with a 3.11 ERA. Andrew Benintendi is 10-for-29 off him with two doubles, a triple and homer. Nicky Lopez is 8-for-18 with three doubles and a triple.

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