Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 6/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Lucas Giolito
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +117 and Chicago at -127. The Tigers have a 29-39-2 over/under record and a 37-33-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 37-30-0 against the run line and have a 26-36-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 29-39-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 37-33-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-36-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 37-30-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/15/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08); expected to be activated Saturday vs Chicago White Sox
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/18 P Daniel Stumpf Elbow 10-day DL (05/29)
05/30/18 P Francisco Liriano Hamstring 10-day DL (05/27)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 33-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 228 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.5 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 4.25. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 589 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 232 batters and struck out 524. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Detroit is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 61 hits this season in 232 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 91. Nick Castellanos is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 275 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Tigers have 608 hits, including 151 doubles and 56 home runs. Detroit has walked 182 times so far this season and they have struck out 550 times as a unit. They have left 486 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 291 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 24-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.09, Lucas Giolito has a 4-7 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 66 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 239 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 575 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 488 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .313. He has 64 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 242 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 101. Jose Abreu is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 75 hits in 260 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .515. The White Sox as a unit have 539 base hits, including 109 doubles and 71 homers. Chicago has walked 183 times this year and they have struck out on 639 occasions. They have had 430 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 3.82 runs per game and totaled 256 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +117
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