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The Detroit Tigers are facing off against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and WGN is in line to broadcast the matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (receiving -115 odds) is hosting this one as the favorite over Chicago and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently stand at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at White Sox +1.5 runs (-200) and Tigers -1.5 runs (+170).

The White Sox have gone 8-11 SU this year and are 8-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 5.2 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. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 9-10 SU and 11-8 ATS. They’ve gained 1.5 units for moneyline bettors and 0.6 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Tigers games have a 7-12 over/under record so far in 2019. The White Sox have an over/under record of 12-7.

Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez is getting the nod for the visiting White Sox. Lopez is 1-2 with an 8.84 ERA and 17 strikeouts. He has yet to face Detroit this year, but he did make six starts against the Tigers in 2018, posting a 0-1 record against them with a 2.87 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

The Tigers are putting the ball in the left hand of Daniel Norris (0-0, 4.32 ERA, 1.68 WHIP), who has four strikeouts and three walks. Norris did not re a start against the White Sox in 2018.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitching staff has allowed 3.7 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.08, a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 8.5. In 10 divisional games, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.70 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.22.

The Detroit hitters have put up 3.0 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .259/.325/.414 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led the Tigers’ batters so far. Cabrera is hitting .268/.354/.310 with 19 hits, five RBIs and six runs scored, and Castellanos is batting .262 with 17 hits, four RBIs and eight runs.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.98 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 8.69 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.05, along with a K-per-9 of 8.38.

The White Sox offense has slashed .248/.321/.422 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been led by shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada, who have already combined to drive in 30 runs. Anderson is slashing .422/.439/.656 with four home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 runs and seven stolen bases, while Moncada (.321/.361/.628) is up to six homers, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 0.2 units and are 2-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, as opposed to two that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Tigers have netted 2.5 units and are 11-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in six of those games, as opposed to 12 that’ve gone under.

White Sox vs. Tigers Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Detroit has 19 XBH over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • The White Sox have a total OPS of .743 this season, including an OPS of .705 against left-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS sits at .629 overall and .568 against lefties.
  • Chicago has posted 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.6 over its last five.