Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Chad Bell
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Chad Bell for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +113 and Detroit at -123. The White Sox have a 68-70-6 over/under record and a 75-69-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 67-77-0 against the run line and have a 77-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-70-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 75-69-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 77-61-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 67-77-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/08/17 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (09/08)
09/07/17 P Jake Petricka Elbow 10-day DL (09/05)
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/11/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck "?" for next scheduled start
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 57-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 83 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 462 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,240 base hits and 674 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 565 batters and struck out 1,078. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.20.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .271. He has 129 hits this season in 512 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 80. Jose Abreu is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 170 hits and he has driven in 92 men in 555 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The White Sox have 1,245 hits, including 225 doubles and 169 home runs. Chicago has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,232 times as a unit. They have left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 623 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 60-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.79, Chad Bell has a 0-2 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 51.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 62 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 409 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 10 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 5.24. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,390 base knocks and 731 earned runs this season. They have given up 194 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 468 hitters and struck out 1,054 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .314. He has 115 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 87. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 140 hits in 540 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Tigers as a unit have 1,277 base hits, including 258 doubles and 168 homers. Detroit has walked 458 times this year and they have struck out on 1,171 occasions. They have had 988 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 665 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +113
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