The White Sox have dropped the first two of three to the Tigers and now sit firmly out of the AL playoff picture. They will send Chris Sale out tonight in hopes of salvaging a win as Chicago’s role is quickly transforming into that of the spoiler.
- The White Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 games at Comerica Park.
- The Tigers are 7-2 in their last 9 games with a closing total of 7.5 or more.
- The White Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 games in the AL Central.
Sale’s lines have been pretty consistent since #jerseygate and he is now 15-7 with a 3.14 ERA and a 2.58 ERA on the road. The lefty has started three games against the Tigers this season and is 1-2 with a 3.80 ERA.
The two Martinez’ in the Tigers’ lineup – JD and Victor – have relished their opportunities against the strikeout specialist and have a combined seven home runs against Sale in 66 total at bats.
The Tigers will lean on Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33 ERA) this afternoon to close out the sweep. The former fireballer has been a quality start machine since the beginning of July as he has allowed more than two runs only once in his 11 starts in that time span. Verlander has quietly put together an excellent season and has been one of the keys in the Tigers climbing back into the playoff race.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Detroit Tigers as -119 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.8 win for the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 71-61 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 63-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Chicago injuries news.
The Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 15 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while Chicago is at No. 12.
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 10 ranked offense (4.64 runs per game) against a Chicago White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4.34 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.15 hits per game, more than the Chicago White Sox have managed so far this season (8.63 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 8-4 on Tuesday behind a start from D Norris at Comerica Park.
- Chi White Sox is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Chi White Sox is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
- Chi White Sox is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games on the road
- Detroit is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
- Detroit is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Minnesota, Thursday, September 1st
Detroit at Kansas City, Friday, September 2nd