Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers will be taking the field against their division rival Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. NBC Sports Chicago will televise the action. The game is slated to get underway at 3:10 p.m. ET.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox are 71-89 straight up (SU) and 77-80 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 9.2 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 6.5 units ATS. The Tigers are 47-113 SU and have gone 64-94 against the spread. They’ve lost 42.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 36.3 units ATS.
Chicago games have had an over/under record of 74-76-7 in 2019. Detroit has been a decent under bet with a total record of 70-76-12.
Spencer Turnbull will get the nod for the visiting Tigers. The right-handed Turnbull (3-16, 4.59 ERA) has recorded 139 strikeouts in 143 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against Chicago this year.
The White Sox are going with lefty Ross Detwiler (3-5, 6.85 ERA), who has 43 strikeouts and 26 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.66. Detwiler is 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.
Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.31 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 74 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.04 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.46.
The Chicago offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .288/.349/.482 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The White Sox offense has been led by Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson. Abreu is hitting .283/.328/.501 with 33 home runs, 123 RBIs and 84 runs scored, and Anderson’s line is .337/.359/.510 with 18 homers, 56 RBIs, 81 runs and 17 stolen bases.
For the visitors, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 5.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.51 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.56 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.95, along with a K/9 of 8.57.
The Tigers offense has slashed .240/.296/.388 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Detroit’s offense has been powered by Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos. Cabrera is hitting .281/.346/.391 with 11 home runs, 58 RBIs and 40 runs scored. Castellanos is hitting .273/.328/.462 with 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 57 runs scored.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER
Detroit has tallied 13 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 16 XBH over its last five.
The Tigers have an OPS of .684 this season and an OPS of .710 when facing left-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS sits at .731 overall and .763 against southpaws.
The Detroit defense has permitted eight errors over the last 10 games, compared to only three errors for Chicago over its last 10.
The Tigers have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 17 over their last 10.