Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Manny Banuelos
The Detroit Tigers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Manny Banuelos for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +110 and Chicago at -120. The Tigers have a 11-14-0 over/under record and a 14-11-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 10-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 11-14-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 14-11-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 15-9-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 10-14-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
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
04/26/19 LF Eloy Jimenez Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
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 12-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 85 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 201 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 213. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Detroit is hitting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 18 hits this season in 74 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 113. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Tigers have 197 hits, including 60 doubles and 19 home runs. Detroit has walked 82 times so far this season and they have struck out 244 times as a unit. They have left 180 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 90 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 10-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.51, Manny Banuelos has a 1-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.68. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 216 base knocks and 130 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 94 hitters and struck out 198 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 5.08.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .374. He has 32 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 99 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .596 with an OPS+ of 156. Tim Anderson is hitting .402 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 35 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 179 and a slugging percentage of .632. The White Sox as a unit have 219 base hits, including 43 doubles and 33 homers. Chicago has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 227 occasions. They have had 170 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +110
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