Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Matthew Boyd
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (45-108, 5th in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (67-86, 3rd in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The Tigers open this game at -133 while the White Sox are coming in at +123. The O/U has been set at 9.
The White Sox have been a dicey pick for baseball bettors, having gone 67-86-0 SU. Detroit is covering 29.4% of the time, going 45-108-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 73-75-5.
The White Sox cover 40.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 32-47-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit is covering 27.6% of the time at Comerica Park, going 21-55-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a solid Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 69-74-10.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/20/2019 Lucas Giolito SP Lat Out for the season
9/20/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/20/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
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
9/20/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
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
9/1/2019 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 67-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 9-14 record with an earned run average of 5.44 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 157 strikeouts over his 172 innings pitched and he's given up 189 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 508 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 493 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 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,373 base hits and 740 earned runs. They have allowed 225 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 563 batters and struck out 1,239. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Chicago is hitting .259, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 159 hits this season in 473 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 129. Jose Abreu is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 168 hits and he has driven in 119 men in 602 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The White Sox have 1,361 hits, including 246 doubles and 171 home runs. Chicago has walked 359 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,470 times as a unit. They have left 1,012 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 45-108 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Matthew Boyd has a 8-11 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 228 strikeouts over the 176.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 164 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 626 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 575 batters and walked 284 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,475 base knocks and 799 earned runs this season. They have given up 240 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 517 hitters and struck out 1,293 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 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 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .350. He has 136 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 95. Brandon Dixon is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 91 hits in 370 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Tigers as a unit have 1,269 base hits, including 280 doubles and 141 homers. Detroit has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 1,522 occasions. They have had 1,025 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 3.65 runs per game and totaled 558 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+123)
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