Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The Detroit Tigers will be taking the field against their divisional rival Chicago White Sox in a Saturday night game. The matchup will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to WGN to catch the game.

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (-135) is hosting this one as the favorite over Detroit (+125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at Tigers +1.5 runs (-170) and White Sox -1.5 runs (+150).

The White Sox are 10-14 straight up (SU) and 11-12 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS. The Tigers are 12-13 SU and have gone 13-11 ATS. In total, the club has gained 4.0 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season, but have lost 0.8 units ATS.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 14-9 so far in 2019. Detroit has an over/under record of 10-14.

Left-hander Ryan Carpenter is the probable starter for Detroit. Carpenter has yet to pitch in the majors this year.

The White Sox will turn to righty Reynaldo Lopez (1-3, 7.46 ERA), who’s got 25 strikeouts and 14 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.89. Lopez is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.8 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 6.64, a WHIP of 1.63 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 12 games against divisional opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.22 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.40.

The Chicago offense has put up 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .306/.358/.473 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox offense has been led by shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada. Anderson is hitting .402/.422/.632 with five home runs, 16 RBIs, 20 runs and 10 steals, while Moncada’s line sits at .323/.374/.596 with six homers, 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.69 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.43 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.71, along with a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 8.90.

The Tigers offense has slashed .235/.312/.381 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been paced by Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos. Cabrera is slashing .292/.367/.375 with 28 hits, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Castellanos is hitting .267/.330/.444 with 24 hits, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Tigers have gained 4.2 units and are 12-9 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 2.2 units and are 4-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in three of those games, as opposed to four which went under the total.

Tigers vs. White Sox Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Detroit’s last seven contests.
  • The Tigers have a team OPS of .693 this season and an OPS of .676 when facing right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .763 overall and .781 against righties.
  • Chicago has recorded 26.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 29.0 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.