Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Chicago White Sox head to Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -116 and Detroit at +106. The White Sox have a 56-57-5 over/under mark and a 60-58-0 run line record. The Tigers are 60-59-0 against the run line and have a 46-69-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 56-57-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 60-58-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 46-69-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 60-59-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/07/18 CF Leury Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (08/06)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/13/18 CF JaCoby Jones Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 10-day DL (08/07)
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 42-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 58 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 413 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,025 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 892. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Chicago is hitting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 119 hits this season in 451 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 119. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The White Sox have 964 hits, including 189 doubles and 133 home runs. Chicago has walked 307 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,146 times as a unit. They have left 747 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 476 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 50-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.98, Jordan Zimmermann has a 5-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 74 strikeouts over the 83.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,036 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out 877 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .340. He has 133 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 122. Jose Iglesias is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 104 hits in 393 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Tigers as a unit have 968 base hits, including 216 doubles and 94 homers. Detroit has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out on 962 occasions. They have had 777 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 453 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox -116
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