Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Matchup

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The Chicago White Sox will be facing off against their divisional rival Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. NBC Sports Chicago will televise the action and the game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Detroit (-135) as the favorite over Chicago (+125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over nine runs and -120 for under nine. The game’s runline odds stand at -170 for betting the White Sox +1.5 runs and +150 for the Tigers -1.5.

The Tigers are 66-61 against the spread (ATS), but only 53-75 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.9 units (ATS). Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The White Sox have gone 48-79 SU this year and are 63-63 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 15.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.3 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 51-70-6 in 2018. The White Sox have an over/under record of 61-59-6.

The right-handed Reynaldo Lopez is getting the start for the visiting White Sox. Lopez is 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA and 103 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.24 ERA against Detroit this year (four starts).

The Tigers will send righty Michael Fulmer (3-9, 4.50 ERA) to the mound. Fulmer has 93 strikeouts and 38 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.32 WHIP. Fulmer is 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Chicago this year.

Detroit’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.44, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.0 K/9. In 55 games against AL Central opponents, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.29 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.43.

Detroit’s hitters have put up 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .261/.341/.406 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led the Tigers’ hitters this year. Castellanos is hitting .293/.347/.497 with 19 home runs, 71 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and the line for Iglesias stands at .267/.310/.389 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 42 runs and 14 stolen bases.

For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.16 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6.73 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.55, along with a WHIP of 1.41.

White Sox hitters have slashed .243/.305/.410 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Chicago’s offensive production has been sparked by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez, who’ve collectively blasted 29 home runs. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, while Sanchez (.248/.312/.386) is up to seven homers, 45 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 8.9 units and are 48-48 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 47 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 10.7 units and are 46-48 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 34 of those games, compared to 55 that’ve gone under.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends,

  • The under has hit in just two of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has posted 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.6 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.