Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 5/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Blaine Hardy
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Sunday, May 27, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Blaine Hardy for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +130 and Detroit at -140. The White Sox have a 22-23-3 over/under record and a 27-21-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 27-23-0 against the run line and have a 21-27-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 22-23-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 27-21-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 21-27-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 27-23-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/26/18 DH Matt Davidson Back is "?" Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/23/18 P Matthew Boyd Oblique is upgraded to probable next start Monday vs LA Angels
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 15-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 62.1 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 185 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 417 base hits and 241 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 213 batters and struck out 356. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Chicago is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 57 hits this season in 187 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 145. Tim Anderson is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The White Sox have 403 hits, including 77 doubles and 55 home runs. Chicago has walked 138 times so far this season and they have struck out 445 times as a unit. They have left 326 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 189 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 22-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.46, Blaine Hardy has a 0-0 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 212 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 373 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .380. He has 62 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 186 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 141. Jose Iglesias is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 42 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .367. The Tigers as a unit have 442 base hits, including 111 doubles and 42 homers. Detroit has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 383 occasions. They have had 342 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +130
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