Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Cease vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Comerica Park is the venue where Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (45-106, 5th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (66-86, 3rd in AL Central) on Friday. The odds on this game have the White Sox priced at -117 and the Tigers are at +107. The over/under opens at 10.
The White Sox have been solid for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 66-86-0 SU. Detroit is covering 29.8% of the time, going 45-106-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a decent Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 72-75-5.
The White Sox are covering 39.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 31-47-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit is covering 28.0% of the time at Comerica Park, going 21-54-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a decent Over choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 68-73-10.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/18/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Foot Probable for Sep 16
9/18/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder
9/16/2019 Lucas Giolito SP Lat
9/3/2019 Jon Jay RF Hip Out for the season
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
9/18/2019 Jeimer Candelario 3B Triceps
9/17/2019 Matthew Boyd SP Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/16/2019 Daniel Stumpf RP Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2019 Niko Goodrum SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 28
9/11/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/1/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Wrist Out for the season
8/14/2019 Blaine Hardy RP Elbow Out for the season
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 66-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 6.18 and a WHIP of 1.58 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 67 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 506 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 259 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,366 base hits and 739 earned runs. They have allowed 225 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 561 batters and struck out 1,230. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 157 hits this season in 468 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 128. Jose Abreu is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 167 hits and he has driven in 119 men in 596 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The White Sox have 1,342 hits, including 241 doubles and 169 home runs. Chicago has walked 357 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,458 times as a unit. They have left 1,001 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 659 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 45-106 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.32, Jordan Zimmermann has a 1-11 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 104 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He's allowing 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 609 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 566 batters and walked 280 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,444 base knocks and 782 earned runs this season. They have given up 237 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 512 hitters and struck out 1,277 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .348. He has 133 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 473 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 94. Brandon Dixon is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 91 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Tigers as a unit have 1,253 base hits, including 278 doubles and 141 homers. Detroit has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 1,504 occasions. They have had 1,009 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 3.69 runs per game and totaled 557 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (-117)
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