Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 8/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Michael Fulmer
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Friday, August 24, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
Chicago opens at +129 while Detroit opens at -139. The White Sox have a 61-59-6 over/under record and a 65-61-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 64-63-0 against the run line and have a 51-71-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 61-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 65-61-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 51-71-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 64-63-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/21/18 1B Jose Abreu Ribs 10-day DL (08/22)
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
08/23/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20); expected to be activated and start Friday vs Chicago White Sox
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)
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 48-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 103 strikeouts over his 143 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 449 hitters and walked 199 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 4.9. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,087 base hits and 608 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 518 batters and struck out 972. 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 4.72.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 110 hits this season in 448 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 95. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .387. The White Sox have 1,040 hits, including 199 doubles and 148 home runs. Chicago has walked 331 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,219 times as a unit. They have left 800 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 52-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Michael Fulmer has a 3-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 93 strikeouts over the 112 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 169 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,113 base knocks and 556 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 938 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .376 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 .292 with an OBP of .345. He has 142 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 124. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 110 hits in 412 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Tigers as a unit have 1,038 base hits, including 234 doubles and 99 homers. Detroit has walked 333 times this year and they have struck out on 1,024 occasions. They have had 835 men left on base and have an OPS of .676. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 488 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -139
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