Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Lucas Giolito
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +127 and Chicago at -137. The Tigers have a 58-73-6 over/under record and a 68-69-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 73-64-0 against the run line and have a 65-66-6 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 58-73-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 68-69-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-66-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 73-64-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 10-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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 60-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 55-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 82 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,203 base hits and 611 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,020. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Detroit is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 155 hits this season in 528 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 125. Victor Martinez is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .351. The Tigers have 1,132 hits, including 251 doubles and 114 home runs. Detroit has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,119 times as a unit. They have left 904 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 55-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.66, Lucas Giolito has a 10-9 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 111 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 480 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,166 base knocks and 643 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 546 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .291. He has 122 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 95. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 127 hits in 506 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .381. The White Sox as a unit have 1,148 base hits, including 230 doubles and 157 homers. Chicago has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 1,332 occasions. They have had 880 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 576 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +127
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