Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Detroit Tigers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, August 25, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -148 and Chicago at +138. The Tigers have a 68-51-6 over/under record and a 58-67-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 65-60-0 against the run line and have a 60-60-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 68-51-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 58-67-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 60-60-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 65-60-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/18/17 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/19/17 P Reynaldo Lopez Back 10-day DL (08/19)
08/08/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist 10-day DL (08/04)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 54-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 159 strikeouts over his 159 innings pitched and he's given up 144 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.39 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 347 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,187 base hits and 628 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 927. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 122 hits this season in 431 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 139. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Tigers have 1,112 hits, including 230 doubles and 148 home runs. Detroit has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,018 times as a unit. They have left 863 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 49-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Miguel Gonzalez has a 7-10 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 131 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 423 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,093 base knocks and 591 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 497 hitters and struck out 952 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.17.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .415 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 contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .260. He has 108 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 71. Jose Abreu is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 148 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .532. The White Sox as a unit have 1,086 base hits, including 196 doubles and 143 homers. Chicago has walked 313 times this year and they have struck out on 1,048 occasions. They have had 810 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 540 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +138
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