Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Drew VerHagen
Niko Goodrum and the Detroit Tigers (32-74, 5th in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (47-61, 3rd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Monday, August 5, 2019.
The White Sox have been very good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 47-61-0 SU. Detroit is covering 30.2% of the time, going 32-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 49-56-3.
Chicago is covering 37.7% of the time away from home, having gone 20-33-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit is covering 26.5% of the time at Comerica Park, going 13-36-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a pretty good Under play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 47-52-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/3/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/31/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/25/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
7/20/2019 Kelvin Herrera RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/3/2019 Jordy Mercer SS Lower Body Probable for Aug 4
8/2/2019 Victor Alcantara RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
8/2/2019 Spencer Turnbull SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/30/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/24/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/13/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 47-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 3.39 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 150 strikeouts over his 124.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 339 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 961 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 386 batters and struck out 854. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Chicago is hitting .250, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 113 hits this season in 432 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 101. Tim Anderson is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 291 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The White Sox have 917 hits, including 157 doubles and 119 home runs. Chicago has walked 255 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,040 times as a unit. They have left 707 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 439 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 32-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.66, Drew VerHagen has a 1-2 record and a 2.80 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 16 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 364 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,011 base knocks and 535 earned runs this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 878 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .323. He has 91 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 366 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 92. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 98 hits in 348 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Tigers as a unit have 848 base hits, including 200 doubles and 99 homers. Detroit has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 1,051 occasions. They have had 711 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 384 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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