Tigers vs. White Sox Pick
Will the Chicago White Sox avoid another loss at home to the Detroit Tigers when the two meet up today at 2:10PM ET?
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago, Illinois
Weather: Sunny, 34 degrees, 8mph Winds
Time: 2:10PM ET
The pitching matchup today has Lucas Giolito on the mound for the White Sox to face Michael Fulmer of the Tigers. Giolito took a no-decision in last weekend’s game at Kansas City. He allowed three runs and four hits over six innings. Fulmer was a hard-luck loser last Sunday as he pitched eight innings and allowed just one run on four hits but still took the loss in a 1-0 defeat for the Tigers against Pittsburgh.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing Detroit today. The Tigers are currently getting 51 percent of the wagers for this game at Chicago.
Chicago has nobody new listed on the injury report for today’s game. Detroit has its big bat, Miguel Cabrera, listed as questionable due to tightness in his hip flexor. Victor Reyes has missed the last three games with a laceration on his forearm.
The Tigers opened the series on Thursday with a 9-7 victory in 10 innings. Detroit had to score three runs in the ninth to force extra innings and then put up two in the 10th. Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs and had three hits in the win while Nicholas Castellanos also had three hits for Detroit. Niko Goodrum had two hits, including a home run in the ninth, while driving in two.
Jordan Zimmerman allowed six runs over 4.1 innings for the Tigers, but was saved by his bullpen, which allowed just one run and two hits over 5.2 innings of work. James Shields allowed just three runs over five innings, but the Chicago pen gave up six runs over five innings. Yolmer Sanchez had three hits and three RBI to lead the White Sox at the plate.
Chicago had a promising start to the year, but has lost three of four since and today it faces a strong young pitcher in Fulmer. Detroit is going to have to ride Fulmer a lot this year and that will be the case today as well. Giolito definitely doesn’t matchup and the Sox bullpen looked really shaky on Thursday.
MLB PREDICTIONS: DETROIT TIGERS -105