With just 2 months of the season in the books, there is still plenty of time for teams who got off to a slow start to recover. Some teams are going to have a more difficult job than others, with the division they play in having a major part of how things might go. The Toronto Blue Jays are still very much alive and well in the AL East, while the Chicago White Sox have a much larger hole to climb out of in the Central. These two will complete a 3-game series in Toronto on Wednesday. Let’s check what is expected of this game and who is the favorite in the MLB odds.
Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting PreviewTime: Wednesday May 26, 12:37 p.m. ETVenue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, OntarioNational TV: CSN, WSCR 670, WRTO 1200, SNET, SN 590Opening line: Toronto -160 Marco Estrada (1-3, 3.90 ERA) will get the start for Toronto on Wednesday. The Blue Jays have lost the last 4 games that Estrada has been a part of.The Chicago White Sox (19-23) are also sitting at the bottom of their division, but the big difference there is that they are 8 games out of first right now. You have to go back 9 games to find the last time that the White Sox scored 4 or more runs in a single game, so it really shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that they went 2-6 in the games that followed. Chicago has now lost 3 straight games, which includes the first game in the series with the Blue Jays. This set of games is just the first of a total of 11 games that the Sox will play on the road in the coming days, which has to be alarming when you consider that they are just 7-13 on the road this season. Jeff Samardzija (4-2, 4.28 ERA) will start for Chicago on Wednesday. He has been one of the best players for the Sox all season, and went 8 innings in each of his last 2 starts, picking up the win in both.
Key Betting TrendsChicago White Sox
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games