Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Tyler Alexander
Niko Goodrum and the Detroit Tigers (32-76, 5th in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (49-61, 3rd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
The White Sox have been lousy for bettors, having gone 49-61-0 SU. The Tigers cover 29.6% of the time, going 32-76-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 51-56-3.
Chicago covers 40.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 22-33-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers cover 26.0% of the time at Comerica Park, going 13-37-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 49-52-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/5/2019 Kelvin Herrera RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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
7/8/2019 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
8/5/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/5/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Thumb Probable for Aug 6
8/5/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
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
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 49-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 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 4.91. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 981 base hits and 526 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 394 batters and struck out 871. 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 4.91.
As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .301. He has 116 hits this season in 441 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 101. Tim Anderson is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The White Sox have 942 hits, including 161 doubles and 122 home runs. Chicago has walked 261 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,060 times as a unit. They have left 721 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 456 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 32-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Tyler Alexander has a 0-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 369 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,033 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 354 hitters and struck out 897 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 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 4.75.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 .233, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .325. He has 94 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 375 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 94. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 101 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Tigers as a unit have 869 base hits, including 203 doubles and 100 homers. Detroit has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out on 1,066 occasions. They have had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.6 runs per game and totaled 392 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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