Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Carlos Rodon
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +134 and Chicago at -144. The Tigers have a 9-14-0 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 14-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 9-14-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 14-9-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 10-13-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/24/19 P Blaine Hardy Forearm 10-day IL (04/23)
04/18/19 LF Christin Stewart Quad 10-day IL (04/18)
04/17/19 P Matt Moore Knee is out for season
04/14/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (04/14)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/18/19 P Lucas Giolito Hamstring 10-day IL (04/18)
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 12-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 13.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 76 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 170 base hits and 82 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 197. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Detroit is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 17 hits this season in 70 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 115. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 86 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .326. The Tigers have 175 hits, including 57 doubles and 13 home runs. Detroit has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 226 times as a unit. They have left 163 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 9-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.89, Carlos Rodon has a 3-2 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 28 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 76 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 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 5.44. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 201 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 87 hitters and struck out 186 batters. They give up a walk 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 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .363. He has 29 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 94 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 152. Tim Anderson is hitting .383 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 31 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .580. The White Sox as a unit have 198 base hits, including 39 doubles and 29 homers. Chicago has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 217 occasions. They have had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 110 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +134
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