Right in the thick of the AL wild-card race, the Detroit Tigers continue their road trip today in Chicago when they open a three-game set vs the White Sox. The Tigers have been hot on the road lately, winning seven of their last eight outside of the Motor City and enter today’s game as a slight +107 underdog. Justin Verlander will duel with Chris Sale — a repeat matchup from last Wednesday that the Tigers won 3-2.
- The White Sox are 12-5 in their last 17 games on a Monday.
- Jose Abreu has a career .370 AVG and four home runs in 27 at-bats vs Verlander.
- Victor Martinez has a career .454 AVG in 44 at-bats vs Sale.
The White Sox have come out on the losing end in Sale’s last two starts vs the Tigers — both coming in August — but it was no fault of Sale’s as he combined for 16 innings pitched while allowing just four earned runs and racking up 16 K’s in the two starts. A lack of run support is nothing new for Sale as the White Sox have put up two or less runs in four of his last seven starts.
Verlander is putting together a nice second half as his post all-star ERA sits at 2.04 vs a pre all-star mark of 4.07. He allowed just three hits in seven innings of work last week vs the White Sox while striking out nine, and the Tigers will look to continue a run of three-straight wins in Verlander starts.
The game opened with a total of 7.5 runs — tied for the lowest mark of the day. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Tigers’ last 12 games with Justin Verlander as the starting pitcher.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Chicago was a -126 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 6.4-4.2 win for the Tigers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 65-71 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 74-62 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Detroit injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago White Sox rated this week at No. 15 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 6.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Chicago White Sox and its No. 23-rated batting order, averaging 4.17 runs per nine innings, against the No. 11 line up of the Detroit Tigers at 4.64 runs per outing.
Chicago owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.17 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit’s No. 16-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 6-5 final on Sunday in support of D Norris at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Minnesota 13-11 in extra innings at Target Field.
- Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games
- Detroit is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- Chi White Sox is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Chi White Sox is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
- Chi White Sox is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Chicago, Tuesday, September 6th