Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-117) Tigers (+107)
Yoan Moncada and the Chicago White Sox (8-8, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (8-5, 2nd in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the White Sox coming in at -117 and the Tigers are at +107. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Gio Gonzalez and Tyler Alexander.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/10/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Probable for Aug 10
8/9/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/8/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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 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
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/10/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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 8-8 overall record this season. Gonzalez (130-100 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.76 and he has faced 8,153 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.71 (788 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.321. He has surrendered 1,724 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 803 walks. Gonzalez has taken the ball for 1,913 innings and has earned 1,838 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 136 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 147. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Chicago is hitting .261, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 19 hits this season in 63 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 150. Luis Robert is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The White Sox have 146 hits, including 26 doubles and 21 home runs. Chicago has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 158 times as a unit. They have left 118 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Alexander has allowed 72 hits while he has tallied 60 K's in 61 innings pitched. He has given up 30 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.309 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.50 and he has faced 261 hitters during his MLB career. Alexander (2-4 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.42 earned run average while giving up 10.6 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 48 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 113 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 39 hitters and struck out 94 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. JaCoby Jones comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .395. He has 13 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 39 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .744 with an OPS+ of 215. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .268. He has collected 13 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Tigers as a unit have 98 base hits, including 19 doubles and 21 homers. Detroit has walked 37 times this year and they have struck out on 142 occasions. They have had 71 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-117)
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