Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Chicago White Sox are set to host their AL Central foe Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game gets underway 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be televising the matchup.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (-110) is hosting this game as the favorite over Detroit (+100) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds standing at -210 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and +175 for the White Sox -1.5 runs.

The Tigers are 34-37 SU and have gone 39-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.5 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 24-44 SU and 35-32 ATS. The team’s lost 11.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.0 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in all seven of them.

White Sox games have an over/under record of 26-36-5 so far in 2018. Tigers games have gone under 39 times, gone over 29 times and pushed on two instances.

The right-handed Jordan Zimmermann will get the start for Detroit. Zimmermann (2-0, 4.88 ERA) has recorded 32 strikeouts in 31.1 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 12.46 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are sending righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.09 ERA) to the mound. Giolito has 34 strikeouts and 43 walks to his name, as well as a 1.65 WHIP. Giolito is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 7.94 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 5.18 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 30 games against divisional foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.76 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.26.

The Chicago hitters have put up 3.8 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .212/.276/.333 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have paced the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is hitting .287/.344/.509 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and 36 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .263 with four homers, 28 RBIs, 27 runs and six stolen bases.

For the visitors, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.18 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.04 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.34, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K/9 of 8.25.

The Tigers offense has slashed .252/.312/.401 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led Detroit’s offense. Castellanos is hitting .305/.347/.470 with six home runs, 34 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Iglesias (.262/.311/.395) is up to two homers, 25 RBIs, 25 runs and 11 steals.

The Tigers have gained 0.1 units and are 26-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, as opposed to 31 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 9.2 units and are 26-25 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 28 that went under the total.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Detroit has logged 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Chicago has 10 XBH over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit six home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
  • Chicago has averaged 16.4 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 15.8 over its last five.