The Detroit Tigers will play host to the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. NBC Sports Chicago is in line to televise the action and the game is scheduled to get going at 1:10 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds
Chicago (-110) is the favorite over Detroit (+100) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The game’s current runline odds stand at +135 for taking the White Sox -1.5 runs and -155 for the Tigers +1.5.
The Tigers are 62-57 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 50-70 straight up (SU). The team hasn’t moved the needle much for gamblers, losing 2.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.7 units (ATS). Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The White Sox are 43-76 SU and have gone 58-60 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 20.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.6 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Tigers games have had an over/under record of 46-68-5 in 2018. White Sox games have gone under 57 times, gone over 56 times and pushed on five occasions.
Southpaw Carlos Rodon is projected to start for Chicago. Rodon is 3-3 with a 2.61 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 9.00 ERA and four strikeouts over five innings).
The Tigers are planning to start righty Jordan Zimmermann (5-4, 3.98 ERA), who has 74 strikeouts and 16 walks to his name, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Zimmermann is 0-0 with seven strikeouts and an 8.68 ERA over two starts against Chicago this year.
Detroit’s pitching staff has yielded 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.36, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.42 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.0 K/9. In 49 divisional games, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.08 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.33.
The Detroit offense has produced 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .265/.331/.407 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Tigers’ offense has been led by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is slashing .288/.337/.487 with 17 home runs, 64 RBIs and 62 runs scored, while Iglesias is batting .264 with five homers, 47 RBIs, 38 runs and 14 stolen bases.
In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.14 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 6.60 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.65, along with a WHIP of 1.42 and a K/9 of 9.64.
White Sox hitters have slashed .240/.302/.404 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have paced Chicago’s offense. Abreu is slashing .264/.324/.476 with 20 home runs, 70 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Sanchez is slashing .243/.298/.383 with seven homers, 44 RBIs, 42 runs and 10 stolen bases.
The White Sox have lost 10.6 units and are 45-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 43 of those games, compared to 42 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Tigers have netted 7.2 units and are 20-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 15 of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve gone under.
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER