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Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, June 22 (June has not been Kind to Lucas Giolito)

Matt De Saro
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It seems like every time the Chicago White Sox look like they have things figured out, they suffer a setback. I have to say, at this point in the year I am shocked at how bad this team looks.

Chicago cannot get above .500 and haven’t been a “winning team” since May 25 when they were 22-22. But, the White Sox are in one of their upswings right now and went an above-average 6-4 in the 10 games leading into their current series with the Blue Jays. Chicago managed to take Game 1 of that series 8-7 on Monday thanks to a big night at the plate against Jose Berrios and the Jays. Can the White Sox keep it going in this series finale or will they fall back into their extended slump? 

Here are the odds for this game from consensus sportsbooks.

Blue Jays vs. White Sox Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Blue Jays: -1.5 (+130)
  • White Sox: +1.5 (-150)

Moneyline:

  • Blue Jays: -125
  • White Sox: +105

Total:

  • Total 9.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Blue Jays vs. White Sox Prediction and Pick

Normally in a spot like this, Lucas Giolito’s name on the starting lineup would be a welcome sight. But Giolito has been progressively getting worse and worse as the season goes on. It’s to the point now where I almost expect him to land on the IL.

Giolito’s ERA in 2022 is 4.78, but his ERA in three starts this month is a massive 7.88. His season-long WHIP of 1.49 is also a big problem moving forward. Giolito surrendered eight earned runs on Friday in just five innings against the Astros. It was the fourth game in a row he gave up at least four runs. Now, in June, Giolito has 14 earned runs in 16 innings with five home runs and eight walks. Not good. 

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays’ starter Ross Stripling has been great this entire month. Over four appearances so far this month, Stripling’s ERA is 1.04 and he hasn't given up a single home run. One of those appearances was against the White Sox on June 1. Stripling held the white sox scoreless over 2 ⅔ innings with two strikeouts and zero walks. 

After getting beat up by the Yankees over the weekend, the White Sox could be a good punching bag for the Jays to relieve some stress. Giolito has been playing the role of punching all month and I don’t see an end in sight. 

Pick: Blue Jays -125

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