Friday, April 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. Matt Boyd
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox and Matt Boyd for the Tigers.
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Chicago opens at +172 while Detroit opens at -182. The White Sox have a 7-12-1 over/under record and a 12-8-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 9-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 7-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 12-8-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 12-7-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 9-11-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/26/17 1B Jose Abreu Hip injured last game, "?" Friday vs Detroit Tigers
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (4/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/26/17 SS Jose Iglesias Head is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 11-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 2 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.96 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 21 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 141 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 170. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Matt Davidson is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 14 hits this season in 45 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .667 and an OPS+ of 180. Avisail Garcia is hitting .373 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The White Sox have 155 hits, including 34 doubles and 16 home runs. Chicago has walked 48 times so far this season and they have struck out 167 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 82 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Matt Boyd has a 2-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.34 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .288 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 190 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 148 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.57 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .381. He has 17 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 126. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 19 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Tigers as a unit have 167 base hits, including 33 doubles and 28 homers. Detroit has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 170 occasions. They have had 129 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -182
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