The Chicago White Sox are preparing to do battle against their division rival Detroit Tigers. WGN will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Odds
Vegas has put equal -105 moneyline odds on each team. If you think this game’s total will go under 9 runs, then bookmakers are teeing up -110 odds. Playing the over will return -110 odds. The game’s current runline odds sit at +140 for taking the White Sox -1.5 runs and -160 for the Tigers +1.5.
The White Sox are 68-86 SU and have gone 74-78 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.7 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 8.5 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 45-109 SU and 63-90 ATS. They’ve lost 39.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 32.5 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
Tigers games have had an over/under record of 69-73-11 in 2019. The White Sox have an over/under record of 72-74-6.
Reynaldo Lopez will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Lopez is 9-14 with a 5.44 ERA and 157 strikeouts. He’s 1-2 with 25 strikeouts and a 4.15 ERA against Detroit this year (three starts).
The Tigers will turn to lefty Matthew Boyd (8-11, 4.54 ERA), who’s got 228 strikeouts and 47 walks, in addition to a 1.20 WHIP. Boyd is 1-1 with 22 strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA across two starts against Chicago this year.
Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.32 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.34 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.40, along with a K-per-9 of 8.27.
The White Sox offense has slashed .260/.315/.412 on its way to 4.4 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 (3-2 SU).
Chicago’s offense has been fueled by Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson, who collectively have blasted 51 home runs. Abreu is slashing .282/.327/.502 with 33 home runs, 121 RBIs and 80 runs scored, while Anderson (.335/.356/.516) is up to 18 homers, 56 RBIs, 78 runs and 17 steals.
For the home team, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 5.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.56, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 68 games against divisional foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 6.57 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.09.
The Detroit offense is putting up 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 1.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .216/.262/.296 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.
Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led the charge for the Tigers’ batters this year. Cabrera is hitting .285/.350/.391 with 10 home runs, 56 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Castellanos has put up a line of .273/.328/.462 with 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
The White Sox have gained 10.9 units and are 32-19 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 27 of those games, as opposed to 22 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 37.0 units and are 44-74 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 49 of those games, compared to 60 that went under the total.
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
The under has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven games.
The Tigers have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
Chicago has posted 30.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 34.6 over its last five.
The White Sox have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
The White Sox have a total OPS of .727 this season, including an OPS of .757 against left-handed pitchers. The Tigers’ OPS stands at .685 overall and .713 against southpaws.