Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 4/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. James Shields
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and James Shields for the White Sox.
Detroit opens at +131 while Chicago opens at -141. The Tigers have a 2-3-0 over/under record and a 1-4-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 1-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
03/26/18 P Johnny Barbato Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Mike Fiers Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.59 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 13 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 43 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 12 batters and struck out 31. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 5.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Detroit is hitting .225, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 6 hits this season in 21 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 162. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Tigers have 41 hits, including 14 doubles and 2 home runs. Detroit has walked 21 times so far this season and they have struck out 37 times as a unit. They have left 38 men on base and have a team OPS of .656. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 2-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, James Shields has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP this season. He has 0 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 10.64 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .306 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 8 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.88. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 34 base knocks and 26 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 16 hitters and struck out 19 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.85.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .564 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .358, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .412. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .938 with an OPS+ of 263. Jose Abreu is hitting .438 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 7 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 231 and a slugging percentage of .688. The White Sox as a unit have 38 base hits, including 5 doubles and 12 homers. Chicago has walked 15 times this year and they have struck out on 39 occasions. They have had 26 men left on base and have an OPS of .923. They have scored 6.25 runs per game and totaled 25 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox -141
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