Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The Chicago White Sox are playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field. WGN will broadcast the matchup and the game will get going at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Odds

Detroit (+140) is the underdog to Chicago (-160) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at -105 for the Tigers -1.5 runs and -105 for the White Sox +1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS. The team has gained 0.8 units for moneyline bettors while earning 2.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Tigers have gone 2-4 SU this year and are 2-4 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going and 2.2 units ATS.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 3-3 thus far in 2018. The Tigers have an over/under record of 3-3.

The Tigers just took the previous game in the series by a score of nine runs to seven.

Right-hander Michael Fulmer (0-1, 1.13 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Tigers. Fulmer started 25 games last year and finished the season 10-12 overall with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He made three starts against the White Sox in 2017 and put together a 1-1 record against them with a 4.71 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

The White Sox are turning to righty Lucas Giolito (0-0, 4.50 ERA), who started 7 games last year and finished the season 3-3 overall with a 2.38 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have yielded 6.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 5.18, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 4.6. The bullpen has an 8.55 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In three games against divisional foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.29 and the bullpens ERA is 6.55.

The Chicago hitters have produced 6.0 runs per contest so far this season and the team has slashed .246/.332/.450 to begin the year.

The White Sox batters have been led by Matt Davidson, who is hitting .318/.444/.909 with seven hits, eight RBIs and nine runs scored. .

In the other dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 5.56 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.68, along with a K/9 of 7.92.

The Tigers offense has slashed .256/.324/.383 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season.

Detroit’s hitters have been paced by Nicholas Castellanos, who is slashing .385/.448/.577 with 10 hits, three RBIs and eight runs scored. He did not seem to enjoy batting against righties on the road last season. Across 239 such plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .212/.264/.360 (his overall season line was .272/.320/.490).

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The White Sox went 10-9 SU against the Tigers last season.
  • The Tigers bullpen posted 5.40 ERA against the White Sox last year.