Tigers vs. White Sox Prediction
The Detroit Tigers and the host Chicago White Sox had their game postponed by rain last night and will play a day-night doubleheader today. Will Chicago notch the win this afternoon in the makeup series opener?
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field at 2:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Tigers are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on host Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tiger stymied by Scherzer
Detroit lost by a count of 2-1 Sunday afternoon at home versus Washington as former Tiger Max Scherzer struck out 14 in a dominating performance. Brandon Dixon accounted for the lone run as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo homer plus a walk. Bobby Wilson ended the contest 1-for-2. Niko Goodrum went 1-for-4 with a double. Joe Jimenez took the loss in relief as he surrendered one earned run on one hit plus a walk without recording an out. Daniel Norris gets the start for the Tigers as he comes in with a 2-7 record, 4.62 ERA and 1.38 ERA and with 69 strikeouts over 85 2/3 innings.
Giolito earns 11th win
Chicago held on Sunday afternoon for a 4-3 home victory over Minnesota to improve to 39-42 overall and 22-18 at home. Yoan Moncada ended the contest 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Jose Abreu finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. James McCann and Jon Jay were both 1-for-4 with an RBI. Lucas Giolito improved to 11-2 on the season as he threw five shutout innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts. Dylan Cease will make his MLB debut today for the White Sox.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 0-7 in their last seven games versus the AL Central. Detroit is 6-21 in the last 27 Norris starts.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last five games versus the AL Central. Chicago is 11-5 in its last 16 home games.
Cease hasn't been nearly as dominant at Triple A as he was at lower levels of the minor leagues, but the fact is the Tigers don't exactly have the most intimidating lineup to face in his debut. Equipped with swing-and-miss stuff, Cease should navigate through at least the first five innings before giving way to the bullpen. Norris has struggled much of the season for Detroit and with the White Sox having a lineup that hits lefties pretty well, I think they support Cease enough to get the win in the doubleleader opener.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT TIGERS -130