Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Free Pick

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The ice-cold Detroit Tigers are trying to avoid losing their seventh consecutive game as they play host to the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will showcase the matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Detroit (+100) as the underdog to Chicago (-110). The total stands at 9.5 runs and bettors can take either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +135 for the White Sox -1.5 runs and -155 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Tigers are 60-57 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 47-68 straight up (SU). The team hasn’t strayed too far from expectations, losing 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.7 units (ATS). Detroit has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 41-73 SU and have gone 58-58 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 18.2 units for moneyline bettors and 6.6 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 45-67-5 in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 54-57-5.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.39 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. In 44 games against AL Central foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.11 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.45.

Detroit’s offense has put up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.5 per game against divisional foes and 1.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .186/.240/.263 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have paced the Tigers’ hitters this year. Castellanos is slashing .286/.337/.482 with 16 home runs, 59 RBIs and 60 runs scored, and Iglesias is hitting .266 with four homers, 45 RBIs, 36 runs and 14 stolen bases.

For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.60 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.67, along with a WHIP of 1.43 and a K/9 of 9.57.

White Sox hitters have slashed .241/.303/.404 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez, who have combined to drive in 110 runs. Abreu is hitting .269/.330/.487 with 20 home runs, 67 RBIs and 62 runs scored, while Sanchez (.242/.299/.379) has produced six homers, 43 RBIs, 39 runs and 10 steals.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit five over their last 10.
  • Detroit has recorded 14.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 13.2 over its last five.