Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+145) Toronto (-165)
The Toronto Blue Jays (27-20) host the Chicago White Sox (23-23) at Rogers Centre on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the White Sox at +145 and the Blue Jays open at -165. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito and Kevin Gausman.
Chicago is slugging .356 and have struck out 336 times, while drawing a walk on 108 occasions. They have accumulated 158 runs batted in in addition to 363 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is .233. The White Sox have accumulated 69 doubles as a squad and have hit 40 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 167 runs while holding a team OBP of .290. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 27th in the league.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 4.00 over the course of the season (18th in the league), and the staff has struck out 430 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 184 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.83 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. White Sox pitchers have yielded 43 long balls and also 212 runs in total (20th in baseball).
The White Sox have dispatched 178 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 71 runners for the season and 29.6% of them ended up scoring. They have 18 saves on the campaign and have not converted 9 out of their 27 chances to get a save. The White Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 74 save situations. The relief pitchers have 47 holds this year (1st in the league). White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 51 times and also have had 52 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have transformed 67.8% of balls in play into outs out of 3,726 innings on the field, which has them sitting 26th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned 1,242 putouts on the year, in addition to 386 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which is 24th in pro baseball, and have 38 double plays.
Giolito (45-39 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.28 and he has faced 2,921 batters in the majors. He has allowed 579 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 266 walks. His earned run average is 4.11 (322 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.198. Giolito has taken the ball for 705 innings and has totaled 747 punch outs in his career.
The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .386 and they have an average of 3.94 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have hit 80 two-baggers, while taking a walk 142 times as well as notching 185 runs. Toronto has 49 home runs on the campaign as well as 182 RBIs. They have been rung up on 377 occasions (21st in the league) and have totaled 368 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an on-base percentage of .307 as well as a team batting average of .237 so far this year.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.202 and have a FIP of 3.67 as a team on the year. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 378. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 186 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.62 (167 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.20 (387 strikeouts against 121 free passes). They have given up 45 homers and they allow 4.03 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of their 78 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 76 times in high leverage situations in addition to 50 occasions with runners on base. With 67 save situations, the Blue Jays have 36 holds and 10 blown saves. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 177 relievers to the mound on the season. Toronto has had relievers step onto the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have converted 20 saves.
In their 3,738 innings on the field, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (15th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 33 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (10th in baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 395 assists, 22 errors and have accounted for 1,246 putouts this season.
Gausman (68-75 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.94 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.49 and he has gone up against 5,189 hitters thus far in his career. He has surrendered 540 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and a FIP of 3.8. During his pro baseball career, Gausman has given up 1,217 base hits while he has earned 1,226 strikeouts in 1,233 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+145)
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