Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-143) Tigers (+132)
Luis Robert and the Chicago White Sox (8-7, 4th in AL Central) travel to Comerica Park on Monday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (7-5, 2nd in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at +132 while the White Sox are coming in at -143. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Dallas Keuchel and Michael Fulmer.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/8/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/8/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Probable for Aug 9
8/7/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/5/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/4/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/4/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/2/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/9/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 8-7 overall record this season. Keuchel has pitched in 1,319 frames and has earned 1,047 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.66 (536 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.257. He has conceded 1,274 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 384 walks. Keuchel (86-72 career record) holds a FIP of 3.85 and he has gone up against 5,495 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 129 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 135. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Chicago is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Luis Robert is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 19 hits this season in 59 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 150. Yoan Moncada is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 59 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The White Sox have 140 hits, including 24 doubles and 19 home runs. Chicago has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 142 times as a unit. They have left 114 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 7-5 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Fulmer has surrendered 419 hits while totaling 358 strikeouts in 458 innings pitched. He has conceded 197 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.196 and having a FIP of 4.1. His SO/W ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 1,895 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Fulmer (24-31 mark in his career) has a 3.87 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.57. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 107 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 88 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .269. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 105. JaCoby Jones is hitting .342 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 13 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 222 and a slugging percentage of .763. The Tigers as a unit have 94 base hits, including 17 doubles and 21 homers. Detroit has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 130 occasions. They have had 65 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers (+132)
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