Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

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The Detroit Tigers will do battle against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. NBC Sports Chicago will broadcast the matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Chicago (receiving +110) is entering this game as the underdog to Detroit (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+100 for the under and -120 for the over). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -190 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and +165 for the Tigers -1.5 runs.

The Tigers are 9-10 straight up (SU) and 11-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.2 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The White Sox are 8-11 SU and have gone 7-11 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 1.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going 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.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 6-12 so far in 2019. The White Sox have an over/under record of 11-7.

Right-hander Ervin Santana is projected to start for the visiting White Sox. Santana (0-1, 10.38 ERA) has recorded four strikeouts in 8.2 innings so far. He has yet to face Detroit this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2018, posting a 0-1 record with a 10.80 ERA and seven strikeouts.

The Tigers are turning to lefty Daniel Norris (0-0, 4.32 ERA), who’s got four strikeouts and three walks, in addition to a WHIP of 1.68. Norris did not register a start against the White Sox in 2018.

Detroit’s pitchers have yielded 3.7 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.38, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has 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 offense is putting up 3.0 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .259/.325/.414 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led the Tigers’ hitters this year. Cabrera is slashing .268/.354/.310 with 19 hits, five RBIs and six runs scored, while Castellanos is batting .262 with 17 hits, four RBIs and eight runs scored.

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 logged an ERA of 5.05, along with a K-per-9 of 8.38.

White Sox hitters have slashed .248/.321/.422 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led Chicago’s offense. Anderson is slashing .422/.439/.656 with four home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 runs and seven stolen bases. 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 season. The over has hit in three of those games, compared 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 righty starter. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to 12 that went under the total.

White Sox at Tigers Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • The White Sox have a team OPS of .743 this season and an OPS of .705 against left-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS stands at .629 overall and .568 against lefties.
  • Chicago has recorded 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 24.6 over its last five.