Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Ryan Carpenter
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Ryan Carpenter for the Tigers.
Chicago opens at +113 while Detroit opens at -123. The White Sox have a 62-59-6 over/under record and a 65-62-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 65-63-0 against the run line and have a 52-71-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 62-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 65-62-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 52-71-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 65-63-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/23/18 C Welington Castillo Shoulder 10-day DL (08/23)
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)
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 48-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.49 this year. He has 97 strikeouts over his 137.2 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 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 4.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,097 base hits and 615 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 519 batters and struck out 979. 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 4.74.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 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 .245 with an on-base percentage of .291. He has 111 hits this season in 453 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 94. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The White Sox have 1,048 hits, including 202 doubles and 149 home runs. Chicago has walked 336 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,228 times as a unit. They have left 808 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 53-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Ryan Carpenter has a 1-1 record and a 1.56 WHIP this season. He has 10 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He allows 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 401 batters and walked 173 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 4.44. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,121 base knocks and 558 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 947 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 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .379 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 .293 with an OBP of .347. He has 144 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 126. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 111 hits in 416 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Tigers as a unit have 1,048 base hits, including 237 doubles and 102 homers. Detroit has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 1,031 occasions. They have had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 495 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -123
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