White Sox vs. Tigers Prediction
After splitting the first two games of the series, who will take the rubber match when the Chicago White Sox face the Detroit Tigers at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
1:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSCH (Chi); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are a slight road favorite today, as they are getting odds of -115 to prevail. The Tigers are listed with odds of +105 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Detroit at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Sox lose opener
The White Sox put an end to a 3-game losing streak on Tuesday by picking up a 6-3 win at Detroit. Chicago is now 43-76 overall and 21-38 on the road. Chicago is putting up 4.03 runs per game this year while allowing 5.41 per contest.
Carlos Rodon gets the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He is making his 12th start of the season and comes into this contest with a 3-3 record, a 2.61 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Rodon has 58 strikeouts and 28 walks over 72.1 innings.
Tigers looking for win streak
The Tigers’ attempt at three straight wins came up short on Tuesday in the 6-3 loss to the Sox. Detroit is now 50-70 overall and 32-29 at home. The Tigers are scoring just 3.81 runs per game this season while allowing 4.60 per contest.
Jordan Zimmerman gets the start for the Tigers on Wednesday. He is making his 17th start of the year and he comes in with a 5-4 record, a 3.98 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Zimmerman has 74 strikeouts and 16 walks over 83.2 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have won four of Rodon’s last five starts overall, but are just 2-8 in his last 10 road starts.
The Tigers have won five of their last seven games, but are just 1-4 in Zimmerman’s last five starts.
Rodon has really been locked in over the last month. He has seen his ERA drop by over 1.5 and he is coming off eight scoreless innings against the Indians in his last start. In his last five outings, he has given up just four earned runs over 36.2 innings. That should be able to continue against this below average Detroit lineup. Zimmerman isn’t a terrible pitching, but he has allowed multiple runs in five straight starts.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox -115