Tuesday, May 5, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Greene (3-1) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-2)
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The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Shane Greene for the Tigers and Jeff Samardzija for the White Sox. The opening line has Detroit at +110 and Chicago at -120. The over/under for this matchup is 8.5. So far this season Detroit is 14-12 against the over/under while the White Sox are 9-12.
The Tigers come into this game with a 17-9 record, including 9-4 on the road. Shane Greene has a 3-1 record and an earned run average of 4.60. He's given up 30 hits in 31.1 innings pitched so far and Detroit is currently averaging 5.8 runs in his starts. As a team, they are batting .278, good for 2nd in the league. They also rank 2nd in the league in on base percentage at .345 with Miguel Cabrera leading the way at .460.
The White Sox overall record is 8-14 and they are 6-3 at home. Jeff Samardzija is currently 1-2 with an ERA of 4.78. He's pitched 32 innings thus far and given up 38 hits. Chicago has averaged 3 runs in his starts this year. The White Sox are 26th in the league in team ERA at 4.56 and 30th in the league in hits allowed per 9 innings at 9.93. They come into this game batting .242 as a team with an OBP of .296, good for 25th in the league.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 14-12 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 15-11 against the run line
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 9-12 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 7-15 against the run line
Injuries to Watch
05/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Groin probable Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/23/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow 15-day DL (4/7), out for season
04/04/15 P Bruce Rondon Bicep 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/15 P Justin Verlander Tricep 15-day DL (3/29)
Chicago White Sox
05/03/15 CF Adam Eaton Illness "?"
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger 15-day DL (4/20)
04/20/15 P Javy Guerra Arm 15-day DL (4/20)
04/06/15 P Jacob Petricka Forearm 15-day DL (3/27)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow 60-day DL (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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