Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Free Pick

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The Detroit Tigers will play host to their divisional rival Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. The action will get going at 6:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will broadcast the game.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (-115) is favored over Chicago (+105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s current runline odds sit at -200 for picking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +170 for the Tigers -1.5.

The White Sox have gone 49-79 SU this year and are 63-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 16.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.1 units ATS. Chicago is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 53-76 SU and 67-61 ATS. They’ve lost 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.4 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 52-70-6 in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 62-59-6.

The right-handed Lucas Giolito is projected to start for Chicago. Giolito is 9-9 with a 6.08 ERA and 97 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 17 strikeouts and a 6.88 ERA against Detroit this year (three starts).

The Tigers are turning to Ryan Carpenter (1-1, 6.00 ERA), who has 10 punchouts and three walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.56. Carpenter has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 4.7 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 4.41 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.55 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In 56 divisional games, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.23 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.60.

The Detroit hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .269/.330/.383 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led the Tigers’ batters this year. Castellanos is hitting .294/.347/.496 with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Iglesias is hitting .266 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 42 runs and 14 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.14 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6.76 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.52, along with a K-per-9 of 9.74.

The White Sox offense has slashed .243/.304/.409 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored. Sanchez (.246/.311/.383) has produced seven homers, 45 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The Tigers have lost 9.7 units and are 47-48 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 35 of those games, compared to 55 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has recorded 18 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Detroit has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Chicago has recorded 23.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.2 over its last five.