Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers are making a road trip to Guaranteed Rate Field to face off against a divisional foe in the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago will be televising the action. The game is scheduled to get going at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
Detroit (+130) is hosting this one as the underdog against Chicago (-140) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). There’s a runline of Tigers +1.5 (-170) and White Sox -1.5 (+150) for this matchup.
The Tigers are 12-12 SU and are 13-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.0 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 0.5 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 9-14 SU and 11-12 ATS. They’ve lost 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Chicago games have an over/under record of 14-9 so far in 2019. Tigers games have gone under 14 times, gone over nine times and pushed on zero instances.
Left-hander Daniel Norris is getting the start for the visiting Tigers. Norris is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Chicago this year.
The White Sox will turn to lefty Carlos Rodon (3-2, 2.89 ERA), who’s got 35 punchouts and 12 walks as well as a 1.11 WHIP. Rodon is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.
Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.55 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.41 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.04, along with a WHIP of 1.17.
Tigers hitters have slashed .228/.303/.360 on their way to 3.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led Detroit’s hitters. Cabrera is slashing .267/.350/.311 with 24 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs scored, while Castellanos has a .259 average with 22 hits, seven RBIs and 12 runs scored.
For the home team, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 6.18, a WHIP of 1.57 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.3 K/9. In 11 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 3.25 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.56.
Chicago’s offense has put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .263/.323/.369 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led the White Sox offense this year. Anderson is slashing .383/.405/.580 with four home runs, 14 RBIs, 17 runs and nine steals, while Moncada’s line sits at .309/.363/.585 with six homers, 18 RBIs and 20 runs.
The Tigers have lost 0.2 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 2.2 units and are 4-3 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in three of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under.
Tigers at White Sox MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
- The over has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have dropped three of their last four games SU.
- Detroit has posted 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.8 over its last five.
- The Tigers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 13 over their last 10.
- The Tigers have an OPS of .663 this season and an OPS of .631 against left-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS sits at .729 overall and .687 against southpaws.