Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Michael Kopech
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Michael Kopech for the White Sox.
Detroit opens at +145 while Chicago opens at -155. The Tigers have a 58-74-6 over/under record and a 68-70-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 74-64-0 against the run line and have a 65-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 58-74-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 68-70-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-67-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 74-64-0 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 55-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 94 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 435 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,208 base hits and 615 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 1,028. 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 4.59.
As a team Detroit is hitting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 106 hits this season in 423 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .357 and an OPS+ of 77. Nick Castellanos is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 532 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Tigers have 1,137 hits, including 251 doubles and 116 home runs. Detroit has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,127 times as a unit. They have left 908 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 532 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 56-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.82, Michael Kopech has a 1-0 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 482 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 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,171 base knocks and 645 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 546 hitters and struck out 1,063 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .317. He has 127 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 509 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .379 with an OPS+ of 93. Tim Anderson is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 123 hits in 494 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .425. The White Sox as a unit have 1,153 base hits, including 231 doubles and 160 homers. Chicago has walked 363 times this year and they have struck out on 1,340 occasions. They have had 885 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 580 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox -155
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