White Sox vs. Tigers Prediction
Will the Detroit Tigers pick up back-to-back wins over the Chicago White Sox when the two meet up again tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 24, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: NSCH (Chi); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Detroit is the slight favorite at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -145 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +130 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 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.
White Sox drop opener
The White Sox suffered a 7-2 loss in the series opener on Thursday afternoon. Chicago is now 48-79 overall and 23-39 on the road. The Sox are putting up 4.13 runs per game this year while allowing 5.34 per contest.
Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for the White Sox this evening. He is making his 26th start of the year and he comes into this game with a 4-9 record, a 4.72 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Lopez has 103 strikeouts and 61 walks over 14.30 innings of work.
Tigers alternating wins and losses
The Tigers are coming off a 7-2 win on Thursday. They have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Detroit is now 53-75 overall and 34-31 at home. The Tigers are scoring only 3.87 runs per game this year while allowing 4.69 per contest.
Michael Fulmer takes the mound for the Tigers this evening. He is making his first start since July 14. Fulmer is 3-9 this year with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 19 starts. Fulmer has 93 strikeouts and 38 walks over 112.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 2-8 in Lopez’ last 10 road starts, but they are just 6-2 in their last eight road games.
The Tigers have lost six of Fulmer’s last seven home starts and 20 of his last 26 starts overall.
Fulmer is coming back from an oblique injury, but he wasn’t pitching well prior to that. I don’t expect him to be on the mound for very long, as Detroit won’t want to push him too hard. Lopez has a 3.24 ERA over four starts against the Tigers this year. Look for him to pitch well and help the White Sox pick up a win over the Tigers.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +130