The Chicago White Sox will be squaring off against their AL Central foe Detroit Tigers. The opening pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup.
Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Odds
Vegas has listed Chicago (-125) as the favorite over Detroit (+115). The game’s total is sitting at 9.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -115 or the under for -105. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at White Sox -1.5 runs (+120) and Tigers +1.5 runs (-140).
The Tigers are 45-108 straight up (SU) and 63-89 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 38.7 units for moneyline bettors and 31.3 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, have gone 67-86 SU this year and are 73-78 against the spread. They’re up 4.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 9.6 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.
Tigers games have had an over/under record of 68-73-11 in 2019. The White Sox have an over/under record of 71-74-6.
Ivan Nova will get the nod for Chicago. The right-handed Nova is 10-12 with a 4.83 ERA and 107 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 3.77 ERA against Detroit this year (two starts).
The Tigers are sending Tyler Alexander (1-3, 4.87 ERA) to the mound. Alexander has 39 strikeouts and five walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.26. Alexander is 0-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 5.79 ERA across two starts against Chicago this year.
Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.33 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.35 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.43, along with a WHIP of 1.45.
The White Sox offense has slashed .259/.314/.411 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson continue to lead Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is slashing .279/.325/.502 with 33 home runs, 119 RBIs and 79 runs scored. Anderson (.336/.355/.512) has produced 17 homers, 55 RBIs, 77 runs and 17 stolen bases.
For the home team, Detroit’s pitching staff has yielded 5.7 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.55, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.96 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 67 games against divisional foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 6.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.11.
The Detroit hitters are putting up 3.6 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 1.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .199/.260/.314 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have paced the Tigers’ hitters this year. Cabrera is hitting .285/.350/.391 with 10 home runs, 56 RBIs and 38 runs scored, and Castellanos has produced a line of .273/.328/.462 with 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
The Tigers have lost 36.0 units and are 44-73 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 48 of those games, compared to 60 that’ve hit the under against righties.
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER
Chicago has logged 22 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Detroit has 11 XBH over its last five.
The Tigers have lost five of their last six games SU.
Chicago has recorded 29.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 33.2 over its last five.
The White Sox have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.