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White Sox vs Blue Jays Picks and Predictions: Blue Birds Win Sixth Straight Behind Gausman Gem

Suddenly, the Toronto Blue Jays offense has woken up and they are entering tonight’s series opener against the Chicago White Sox, winners of five straight games.

And the Jays will be big favorites for tonight’s game as they hand the ball to ace Kevin Gausman, but extending the winning streak won’t be easy against Lucas Giolito. Can Toronto win six straight, or is Chicago an underdog?

Find out in our MLB free bet picks and predictions for the White Sox vs. Blue Jays on Tuesday, May 31.

White Sox vs. Blue Jays Odds

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The Blue Jays opened this American League game with -160 home favorites and bet down to -190 on Tuesday afternoon. The total hit the board at 7.5 and didn’t see too much action, but the number is slightly higher.

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White Sox vs Blue Jays Predictions

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White Sox vs Blue Jays Match Info

Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ont.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
First launch: 7:07 p.m. ET
TV: NBC Sports Chicago, Sportsnet 1

White Sox vs Blue Jays betting overview

Starting pitchers

Lucas Giolito (3-1, 2.63 ERA): While the White Sox have been disappointing in several areas, Giolito is not one of them. The right-hander hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts and hit a career-high 12.2 batters per nine innings.

Kevin Gausman (4-3, 2.25 ERA): At this point, it looks like the Blue Jays made the right decision in signing Gausman. The devastating right-hander looks like one of the best pitchers in baseball and has had a quality start in six of his last seven games.

Time

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Key injuries

White Sox: Yoan Moncada 3B (Doubtful), Tim Anderson SS (Out), Kendall Graveman RP (Out), Eloy Jimenez OF (Out), Joe Kelly RP (Out).
Blue jays: Danny Jansen C (Doubtful), Tim Mayza RP (Out).
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Betting trend you need to know

The under is 4-0-1 in Giolito’s last five starts and 6-0 in the Blue Jays’ last six games as a home favorite. Find more MLB betting trends for the White Sox vs. Blue Jays

White Sox vs Blue Jays Predictions

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Run a row analysis

The Blue Jays opened this American League game with -160 home favorites and bet down to -190 on Tuesday afternoon. The total hit the board at 7.5 and didn’t see too much action, but the number is slightly higher.

Something shocking happened this weekend. The Blue Jays started batting with runners in scoring position.

Toronto went 20-50 (.400) with runners in scoring position against the Los Angeles Angels and managed to make it a four-game sweep and its fifth straight win. So the question is, was this a mirage for a team that entered the weekend hitting an MLB-worst .178 with RISP?

Well, they will be put to the test in the first game of this series against the White Sox, who will hand the ball to their ace Lucas Giolito. The right-hander has been solid this season, never allowing more than three earned runs in a start and racking up strikeouts with baseball’s best.

That said, his expected ERA of 3.86 and opponents’ expected batting average of .242 seem to indicate he’s down for a slight regression.

However, the real problem for Chicago entering this series is their already struggling offense and bullpen which will be missing some key pieces.

The Pale Hose come into the season with high expectations for their roster, but they rank 26th in batting average and 28th in OPS against right-handers. And now shortstop Tim Anderson, seemingly the only player who hit well for them, has landed on the IL.

So the White Sox will have to try to manage a matchup with Kevin Gausman without him. Gausman was one of the best pitchers in baseball, combining his wicked split finger with a fastball to the zone. The result is an xERA of 2.64.

The bullpen is an already battered group that ranks 25th in ERA and opponent batting average and will also be without the unvaccinated Kendall Graveman.

It feels like these teams are moving in opposite directions, and while Giolito should keep his team in the game for a while, the ChiSox bats and bullpen will disappoint. Take the Jays by a few points.

Prediction: Blue Jays -1.5 (+130 on bet365)

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Over/under analysis

As Blue Jays fans jump for joy at the sight of their team starting to hit with runners in scoring position, we have to remember that this team was only hitting .178 with RISP heading to LA So let’s not get crazy and let’s say they are all the way back, especially against Gioltio.

The right-hander will not be an easy match. He’s pitched well all season, while the Jays rank 19th and 18th, respectively, when it comes to hitting against right-handed pitchers. In a start against the Jays last season, Giolito held them to one run on five hits over six innings, in what was an eventual Jays 3-1 victory.

We’ve already covered why Gausman should also do his part to silence the Chicago bats and, in doing so, dive deep enough into the game for manager Charlie Montoyo to get the ball back to his best relievers. Bet on the pitch to be the story of it.

Prediction: Less than 7.5 (+100 at bet365)

Best bet

This game has Kevin Gausman’s gem written all over it. The guy is throwing so well right now and going up against a White Sox roster that struggles with right-handers and are missing their best player in Tim Anderson.

Gausman to record the win at more money is very tempting, but Giolito has the ability to go blow for blow with him. So, let’s look at his legal moves instead.

Since allowing 21 hits in his first 18 2-3 innings of the season, Gausman has allowed just 32 hits in his last 37 2-3 innings and allows his opponents to hit only 0.231 against him in May. And if you watched Gausman’s debut, a lot of those hits came out of soft contact.

He’s fallen below that number in two of his last three starts and is expected to go 3-for-4 against this White Sox roster as it stands.

Take: Kevin Gausman Under 5.5 shots allowed (-115)