Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

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Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox are making a road trip to Detroit to take on a divisional opponent in the Tigers at Comerica Park. The matchup will get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to WGN to catch the action.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Odds

The White Sox are 7-10 SU and are 6-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 0.4 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going, despite having lost 6.6 units ATS. Chicago is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 8-9 SU and 9-7 ATS. They’ve gained 2.5 units for moneyline bettors and 0.2 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 5-11 so far in 2019. Chicago has an over/under record of 10-6.

Ivan Nova will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Nova is 0-2 with a 5.28 ERA and 11 strikeouts. This is his first start against Detroit this year. He did make two starts against the Tigers in 2018, posting a 0-0 record against them with a 1.38 ERA and nine strikeouts.

The Tigers will turn to righty Tyson Ross (1-2, 3.50 ERA), who has 15 strikeouts and nine walks as well as a 1.28 WHIP. Ross did not register a start against the White Sox in 2018.

Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 6.11 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9.00 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.71, along with a K-per-9 of 8.57.

The White Sox offense has slashed .245/.319/.417 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Chicago’s offense has been led by shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada. Anderson is slashing .424/.443/.678 with four home runs, 12 RBIs, 12 runs and six stolen bases, while Moncada is hitting .333 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

For the home team, Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 3.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.15 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.76, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 8.6. In eight divisional games, Tigers starters have an ERA of 4.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.64.

Detroit’s offense has produced 2.6 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .213/.263/.310 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers’ hitters have been led by Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos. Cabrera is hitting .250/.342/.281 with 16 hits, three RBIs and five runs scored, and the line for Castellanos stands at .246/.317/.368 with 14 hits, two RBIs and seven runs.

The White Sox have gained 0.6 units and are 4-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to four that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Tigers have netted 2.5 units and are 9-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to 11 which went under the total.

White Sox vs. Tigers MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Chicago’s last seven outings.
  • The Tigers have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • Chicago has posted 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit five over their last 10.
  • The White Sox have a total OPS of .736 this season and an OPS of .758 against right-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS stands at .593 overall and .590 against righties.