MLB Underdog of the Day (Blue Jays on Upset Alert vs. White Sox with Dylan Cease Starting)

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The Toronto Blue Jays spent the weekend getting beat up by the Yankees before an epic comeback earned them a 10-9 win in the series finale. Unfortunately for them, any sort of momentum evaporated the following night with an 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox on the road.

The Blue Jays are back at it today in hope of evening up this series 1-1 heading into Wednesday’s finale. And while the oddsmakers expect the Blue Jays to do just that, I’m not so convinced. 

Here are the odds for this showdown from WynnBET Sportsbook:

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

Run Line

  • Blue Jays: +1.5 (+120)
  • White Sox: +1.5 (-145)


  • Blue Jays: -128
  • White Sox: +118


  • Total 9 (Over -115/Under -105)

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The added faith I have in the White Sox today centers around starting pitcher Dylan Cease. The 26-year-old fireballer has put together an impressive season that is only getting better.

Cease has been a one-man wrecking crew over his last four starts dating back to May. In those games, he hasn’t allowed a single run and the White Sox went 3-1. In an odd twist, Cease has given up nine unearned runs in that span which is quite a discrepancy. However, I’m willing to trust that one of the worst defenses in the league can manage to avoid giving up a game-changing error for at least one night. With a phenomenal month behind him, Cease is now 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He ranks fifth in the MLB in total strikeouts and 21st in ERA as of now. 

Cease goes head to head against Kevin Gausman tonight after the Jays’ starter was rocked by the Orioles last Thursday. Gausman had been cruising, but the O’s scored five earned runs on him over just 2 ⅓ innings pitched; striking out three, walking one, and giving up seven hits before getting the boot. His ERA this month is now 6.75 after finishing May at 2.72.

Gausman not only has been bad for the better part of a month but he’s also never been particularly good against the White Sox. The current Chicago lineup is hitting an astonishing .400 against Gausman with an OPS of 1.149. In 46 total at-bats, the Sox have eight extra-base hits and are slugging .708 against him. 

I think as long as an untimely White Sox error doesn’t give away the farm, the White Sox have a very good chance to steal a win from the Blue Jays here. 

Pick: White Sox +118 ML

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