White Sox vs. Tigers Prediction
The Detroit Tigers managed to edge the Chicago White Sox in their series opener on Friday. Will the Tigers find a way to another victory on Saturday at 4:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 26, 2018
4:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det); WGN (CHW)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -135 to win, while the White Sox are listed with odds of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent of the wagers going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox lose two straight
The White Sox seemed to have something going, but have dropped games to the Orioles and Tigers the last two nights. Chicago is now 15-33 overall and 7-15 on the road. Chicago is averaging 3.94 runs per game this season while allowing 5.44 runs per contest.
Hector Santiago will get the start for the White Sox today. He has appeared in 13 games this season, starting four of them. He carries an 0-2 record with a 5.17 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Santiago has 34 strikeouts with 21 walks over 38.1 innings of action.
Tigers string wins together
The Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak on Wednesday and now have won two straight with a 5-4 victory on Friday. Detroit is now 22-28 overall and 13-10 at home. The Tigers are putting up 4.20 runs per game this year while giving up 4.64 runs per contest.
The Tigers have Francisco Liriano on the mound this afternoon. He has a 3-1 record this season with a 3.42 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over nine starts. Liriano has pitched a total of 52.2 innings this season and has 37 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 6-20 in Santiago’s last 26 starts and they are also just 17-41 in their last 58 road games. They also have lost four straight divisional games.
The Tigers have won four of their last five home games and four of their last five home games against a left-handed starter. Detroit has also won six of its last eight Saturday games.
The Tigers rallied to beat the White Sox on Friday night and I think the matchup tonight should go pretty well. Detroit has the edge on the mound with Liriano, who is coming off 8 scoreless innings in his last start. He should be able to build on that against this average Chicago lineup. Detroit has been pretty comfortable at home as of late and I like them to beat this poor team.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -135