Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Detroit Tigers will pay a visit to Chicago to take on their AL Central rival White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The matchup will get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports Chicago to catch the action.

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (-135) is favored over Detroit (+125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. The game’s current runline odds sit at -170 for taking the Tigers +1.5 runs and +150 for the White Sox -1.5.

The Tigers have gone 33-37 SU this year and are 38-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 2.5 units ATS. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 24-43 SU and 35-31 ATS. The team’s lost 10.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.8 units ATS.

White Sox games have a 26-35-5 over/under record so far in 2018. Detroit has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 29-38-2.

The right-handed Mike Fiers is getting the start for Detroit. Fiers (5-3, 4.01 ERA) has racked up 50 strikeouts in 67.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.09 ERA against Chicago this year (two starts).

The White Sox are putting the ball in the hands of righty Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 3.26 ERA), who’s got 54 strikeouts and 34 walks to his name, as well as a 1.22 WHIP. Lopez is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA across two starts against Detroit this year.

Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.17 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.40, along with a K/9 of 8.30.

Tigers hitters have slashed .252/.311/.401 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have paced Detroit’s hitters. Castellanos is slashing .305/.346/.473 with six home runs, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored. Iglesias is hitting .263 with two homers, 25 RBIs, 25 runs and 11 steals.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.83 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 29 divisional games, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.27.

The Chicago offense is putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .187/.263/.303 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the White Sox hitters this year. Abreu is slashing .288/.346/.515 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and 36 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line is .264/.313/.413 with four homers, 28 RBIs, 27 runs and six steals.

The Tigers have lost 0.9 units and are 25-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 8.2 units and are 26-24 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 27 which went under the total.

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in zero of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has posted 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.