Tigers vs. White Sox Pick
Will the Chicago White Sox pick up a win in its home opener when it welcomes the Detroit Tigers to town today at 4:10PM ET?
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
Weather: 40% chance of rain, 40 degrees, 13mph Winds
Time: 4:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Chicago is favored in this game, as the White Sox are getting odds of -130 to win against Detroit. The Tigers are getting a money line of +110 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 9 runs.
Today’s pitching matchup features Jordan Zimmerman on the mound for the Tigers to face James Shields of the White Sox. Zimmerman allowed four runs over six innings in his first start against the Pirates last week. He had eight strikeouts with one walk and six hits allowed. Shields earned a win against the Royals in his opener last week, but still allowed four runs over six innings on five hits. He failed to record a strikeout.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the White Sox today. Chicago is currently getting 58 percent of the wagers for this game as the home favorite against Detroit.
Neither team has any new players listed on the injury report for today’s game.
The Tigers are off to a 1-4 start to the season after losing four games at home to the Pirates and Royals. Detroit has already been shutout twice and has scored 22 runs over five games while allowing 24. The Tigers are being led at the plate by Nicholas Castellanos, who is hitting .333 with two triples and three RBI. Miguel Cabrera has the team’s lone home run and has driven in five.
Chicago is 3-2 to start the season, picking up road wins over the Royals and Blue Jays. The White Sox have scored 29 runs over five games while allowing 31. Matt Davidson has four home runs and seven RBI to lead Chicago at the plate while Tim Anderson has three home runs with four RBI.
The White Sox are showing they can mash the ball, but their pitching is definitely a concern. I don’t think it will be an issue today against Detroit, which has been very hot and cold at the plate, but doesn’t have the same power in its lineup as Chicago. Zimmerman had a promising first start, but I am not ready to trust him on the road after an awful 2017.
MLB PREDICTIONS: CHICAGO WHITE SOX -130