Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 8/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Matthew Boyd
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +115 and Detroit at -125. The White Sox have a 60-59-6 over/under record and a 64-61-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 64-62-0 against the run line and have a 50-71-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 60-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 64-61-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-71-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 64-62-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/21/18 1B Jose Abreu Ribs is out indefinitely
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
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
08/18/18 P Blaine Hardy Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
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 47-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 5-14 record with an earned run average of 4.39 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 127 strikeouts over his 164 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 446 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 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 4.91. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,080 base hits and 605 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 964. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 109 hits this season in 444 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 94. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 466 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The White Sox have 1,032 hits, including 198 doubles and 145 home runs. Chicago has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,213 times as a unit. They have left 793 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 52-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Matthew Boyd has a 7-11 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 121 strikeouts over the 135 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,102 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 934 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .342. He has 139 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 483 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 122. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 109 hits in 408 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Tigers as a unit have 1,030 base hits, including 233 doubles and 99 homers. Detroit has walked 330 times this year and they have struck out on 1,018 occasions. They have had 827 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 486 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +115
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