The Detroit Tigers are paying a visit to Guaranteed Rate Field to face their AL Central nemesis Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago is in line to broadcast the matchup and the game will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Odds
Tyler Alexander is the projected starter for Detroit. Alexander is 1-4 with a 4.99 ERA and 43 strikeouts. He’s 0-2 with 14 strikeouts and a 5.93 ERA against Chicago this year (three starts).
The White Sox will put the ball in the right hand of Ivan Nova (11-12, 4.80 ERA), who has 110 strikeouts and 45 walks this season as well as a 1.47 WHIP. Nova is 2-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.72 ERA over three starts against Detroit this year.
Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 5.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.53 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.56 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.95, along with a K/9 of 8.57.
Tigers hitters have slashed .241/.297/.388 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos continue to lead Detroit’s offense. Cabrera is hitting .281/.346/.386 with 10 home runs, 57 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Castellanos has a .273 average with 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
In the home-team dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.38, a WHIP of 1.46 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 4.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 72 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.17 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.48.
The Chicago offense is putting up 4.4 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .321/.362/.511 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson have led the White Sox hitters this year. Abreu is hitting .284/.328/.505 with 33 home runs, 123 RBIs and 84 runs scored, while Anderson’s line is .338/.357/.512 with 18 homers, 56 RBIs, 81 runs and 17 stolen bases.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
Detroit has tallied 14 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Chicago has 19 XBH over its last five.
The Tigers have dropped eight of their last nine games SU.
Detroit has posted 17.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.
The Tigers have hit six home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.