DETROIT, MI (The Spread) - The Tigers will look to hold onto their slim lead in the AL Central but face one of the best pitchers in baseball today at 1:08PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lions are -122 money line favorites over the White Sox, who are +113 money line underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7 for today's game.
Despite facing Chris Sale, the Tigers could be a nice play for bettors today in Detroit. The Tigers are 8-2 in Justin Verlander's last 10 home starts versus the White Sox and 15-4 in his last 19 starts versus the Sox, who are just 11-28 in their last 39 games in Detroit.
The Tigers are also 5-1 in Verlander's last six starts overall, 69-30 in his last 99 home starts and 66-30 in his last 96 starts as a home favorite. Detroit is 4-1 in its last five home games, 5-2 in its last seven home games versus a left-handed starter and 10-4 in its last 14 games as a favorite of between -110 and -150.
Sale has been outstanding this season but the Sox are just 1-4 in his last five starts as an underdog, 1-5 in his last six starts as a road underdog and 2-8 in his last 10 road starts versus a team with a winning record. The Sox are also just 5-12 in their last 17 road games, 2-7 in their last nine games during Game 3 of a series and 6-13 in Sale's last 19 road starts.