Blue Jay’s little outsider at the start of the series with White Sox
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to end a prolonged slump that threatens to get them out of the postseason if they play a pivotal four-game run with the Chicago White Sox as minor -108 home underdogs at MLB odds on Monday night open sports betting that are monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto tore the defeat from the jaws of victory with a devastating 5-3 defeat to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday and are now 11.5 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays, who lead in AL East, ahead of the matchup on Monday evening in Rogers Center.
The Blue Jays sent eight pitchers to the hill as they fell in 11 innings against the Tigers in Sunday’s series finals. Additionally, Toronto Batters went on a dismal 1-on-17 with runners in the scoring position. With the defeat, the Blue Jays are now defeated in seven of their last nine games and have only achieved seven runs in the first three games on their current home stand with seven games.
Now set as a fading bet of +3300 on World Series odds, the Blue Jays are running out of time with only 40 games left on the team’s schedule. However, with 10 of their next 13 competitions taking place on home soil, the Blue Jays have the opportunity to return to the AL wildcard race.
The added challenge for the team now is to overcome their recent shaky record against the White Sox. The Blue Jays left two out of three against the White Sox in Chicago earlier this season and have only won once in a row while scoring 6-8 in their last 14 clashes with the AL Central leader.
The White Sox, however, have to contend with their own hardships when they arrive as the -112 favorites at online sports betting in Toronto at the start of the series on Monday. The White Sox ended a three-game weekend in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon with a one-sided 9-0 defeat and surrendered a total of 17 runs to the Rays in consecutive losses.
Overall, Chicago was outperformed at 27:14, while dropping four of its last five on the road. Additionally, they are currently in an uninspiring 1-4 run against opponents from the AL East, which is a stark turnaround after running 14-2 in their previous 16 appearances.
Despite their efforts to regain the form that catapulted them to the top of the division standings in the first half, the White Sox have avoided falling into epic slumps. The team has only lost more than two times in a row since the All-Star break and only four times in the entire season.