Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 6/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Blaine Hardy vs. James Shields
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, June 17, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Blaine Hardy for the Tigers and James Shields for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +105 and Chicago at -115. The Tigers have a 29-40-2 over/under record and a 38-33-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 37-31-0 against the run line and have a 26-37-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 29-40-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 38-33-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 26-37-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 37-31-0 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 34-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blaine Hardy has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 230 hitters and walked 105 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 4.23. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 601 base hits and 298 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 234 batters and struck out 530. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 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 .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 61 hits this season in 233 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 90. Nick Castellanos is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 279 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Tigers have 618 hits, including 152 doubles and 57 home runs. Detroit has walked 184 times so far this season and they have struck out 558 times as a unit. They have left 495 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 24-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, James Shields has a 2-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 585 base knocks and 308 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 277 hitters and struck out 496 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .311. He has 65 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 247 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 100. Jose Abreu is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 76 hits in 265 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .509. The White Sox as a unit have 551 base hits, including 110 doubles and 72 homers. Chicago has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 645 occasions. They have had 440 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 259 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +105
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