Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 7/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/30/2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:08 PM on WGN, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (9-6) vs. Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (6-9)
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On Thursday afternoon, left-hander John Danks (9-6) will attempt to extend his undefeated streak to seven games when he and the Chicago White Sox take on Drew Smyly (6-9) and the Detroit Tigers.
Last Friday, John Danks pitched seven innings against the Minnesota Twins on the road and was able to pick up his ninth win of the year. He allowed four runs on six hits in that game and walked no one while striking out five. Danks has a 4.40 ERA this season and his 3.2 walks per nine innings is almost double his rate from 2013.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter has 15 hits in his 49 at-bats versus Danks with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI. Victor Martinez also has hit three home runs off of Danks, but he is batting just .208 overall against him.
Drew Smyly pitched pretty well against the Los Angeles Angels last week, but he still ended up taking the loss in that game. He went 5.2 innings against the Angels and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out a season-high 11 batters and walked one. Smyly has a 3.77 ERA and has struck out 87 batters ion 100.1 innings this year.
White Sox veteran Paul Konerko has six hits in his nine plate appearances against Smyly with a solo home run. Alejandro De Aza is just 1-for-9 against him with three strikeouts.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 52-51-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.2
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 52-45-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/25/14 P Zach Putnam Shoulder 15-day DL (7/24)
05/20/14 P Matt Lindstrom Ankle 15-day DL (5/20)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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