Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Daniel Norris
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the White Sox and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +127 and Detroit at -137. The White Sox have a 10-6-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-6-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/14/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (04/14)
04/06/19 P Matt Moore Knee 10-day IL (04/07)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 7-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.28 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 54 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.72. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 136 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .421 with an on-base percentage of .431. He has 24 hits this season in 57 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .632 and an OPS+ of 189. Yoan Moncada is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .652. The White Sox have 132 hits, including 29 doubles and 22 home runs. Chicago has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 161 times as a unit. They have left 105 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 74 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Daniel Norris has a 0-0 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 8.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 146 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .203, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .315 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .328. He has 13 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .365 with an OPS+ of 89. Niko Goodrum is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 13 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Tigers as a unit have 108 base hits, including 34 doubles and 7 homers. Detroit has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 159 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .596. They have scored 2.69 runs per game and totaled 43 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +127
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