Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Kopech vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Kopech for the White Sox and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
Chicago opens at +100 while Detroit opens at -110. The White Sox have a 63-59-6 over/under record and a 66-62-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 65-64-0 against the run line and have a 53-71-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 63-59-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 66-62-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 53-71-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 65-64-0 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
08/18/18 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 49-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Kopech has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 2 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 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 1,105 base hits and 617 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 522 batters and struck out 992. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 22nd 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. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 117 hits this season in 475 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 93. Tim Anderson is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 457 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The White Sox have 1,056 hits, including 206 doubles and 149 home runs. Chicago has walked 338 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,239 times as a unit. They have left 812 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 53-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.18, Jordan Zimmermann has a 6-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 83 strikeouts over the 94.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 174 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 4.46. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,129 base knocks and 564 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 958 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 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .378 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. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .309. He has 112 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 421 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .387 with an OPS+ of 88. Nick Castellanos is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 146 hits in 496 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Tigers as a unit have 1,056 base hits, including 238 doubles and 102 homers. Detroit has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 1,044 occasions. They have had 848 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 498 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -110
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