Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox are ready to play their AL Central foe Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Chicago (-110) is favored over Detroit (+100) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at White Sox -1.5 runs (+135) and Tigers +1.5 runs (-155).

The Tigers are 67-62 against the spread (ATS), but just 53-77 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 6.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units (ATS). The White Sox, on the other hand, are 50-79 SU and have gone 64-64 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 15.6 units for moneyline bettors and 6.1 units ATS.

Detroit games have a 53-70-6 over/under record in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 63-59-6.

Michael Kopech is the probable starter for the visiting White Sox. Kopech is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and four strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers are sending righty Jordan Zimmermann (6-5, 4.18 ERA) to the mound. Zimmermann has 83 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.27. Zimmermann is 0-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 9.42 ERA over three starts against Chicago this year.

Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.0 K/9. In 57 games against AL Central foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.35 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.50.

The Detroit offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .250/.293/.372 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers’ batters have been led by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is hitting .292/.344/.492 with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs and 69 runs scored, while Iglesias has produced a line of .271/.313/.393 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 42 runs and 15 steals.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.11 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.77 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.50, along with a WHIP of 1.40.

White Sox hitters have slashed .243/.305/.410 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez continue to lead Chicago’s offense. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, while Sanchez is slashing .246/.311/.383 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 7.6 units and are 49-48 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over’s hit in 48 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in five of Chicago’s last seven contests.
  • The Tigers have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • The Chicago defense has allowed five errors over its last five games, compared to two errors for Detroit over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit nine over their last 10.