Tigers vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers complete a rare road sweep on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Chicago White Sox this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 17, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: FSD (Det) WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of -105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 66 percent going on Detroit 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.
Tigers rolling along
The Tigers are on one of their best win streaks of the season, winning four straight after a 7-5 win over the White Sox on Saturday. Detroit is now 35-37 on the season and 12-20 on the road. Detroit is averaging 4.19 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.54 per contest.
Blaine Hardy takes the mound for the Tigers this afternoon. He is 2-1 through six starts and 10 appearances in 2018. Hardy carries a 3.55 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP this year and he has 27 strikeouts with nine walks over 38.0 innings of work.
White Sox lose third straight
The White Sox had some momentum going earlier in the week, but have lost three straight following Saturday’s 7-5 loss. Chicago is 24-45 overall and 12-23 at home. The White Sox are putting up 3.83 runs per game this season while allowing 5.03 per contest.
James Shields is getting the start on Sunday for the White Sox. He is 2-7 on the season through 14 starts. He has a 4.63 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Shields has pitched a total of 89.1 innings this year and has 59 strikeouts with 33 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have now won eight of their last nine meetings with the White Sox and five straight meetings in Chicago.
The White Sox are 2-5 in Shields’ last seven starts against the Tigers. They are also 3-8 in his last 11 starts overall and 5-14 in their last 19 against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers are finding ways to win right now and they get to face a pitcher they have done very well against. Shields has struggled with the Tigers, and while he is getting somewhat deep into games, it hasn’t always been positive results. Detroit has the momentum right now and I think they will be able to finish off the sweep and near the .500 mark.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -105