Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Lucas Giolito
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +115 and Chicago at -125. The Tigers have a 3-3-0 over/under record and a 2-4-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 3-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 2-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 3-3-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/06/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hip left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Chicago White Sox
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 2-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.75 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 54 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 43. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.34.
As a team Detroit is hitting .256, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 7 hits this season in 22 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .591 and an OPS+ of 175. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .385 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .448. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 187 while his slugging percentage is at .577. The Tigers have 58 hits, including 17 doubles and 2 home runs. Detroit has walked 23 times so far this season and they have struck out 43 times as a unit. They have left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 31 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Lucas Giolito has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.55 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .302 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 18 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.45. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 35 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 5.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .538 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .361, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .385. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .696 with an OPS+ of 201. Jose Abreu is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 8 hits in 25 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .600. The White Sox as a unit have 57 base hits, including 10 doubles and 14 homers. Chicago has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 62 occasions. They have had 40 men left on base and have an OPS of .899. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +115
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