Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-110) Tigers (+100)
Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers (9-5, 2nd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (8-9, 4th in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Wednesday. The Tigers open this game at +100 while the White Sox are coming in at -110. The over/under opens at 9. The men taking the mound are Dylan Cease and Matthew Boyd.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/10/2020 Jose Abreu 1B Hip Probable for Aug 11
8/10/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Probable for Aug 11
8/10/2020 Leury Garcia 2B Hand Probable for Aug 11
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
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/11/2020 C.J 1B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/11/2020 Cameron Maybin LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 8-9 overall record this season. Cease (6-8 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 5.40 and he has faced 384 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.54 (53 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.545. He has allowed 92 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 41 walks. Cease has taken the ball for 86 innings and is sitting with 90 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 85 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 145 base hits and 75 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 153. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Chicago is hitting .258, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Luis Robert is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 19 hits this season in 64 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 129. Yoan Moncada is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The White Sox have 154 hits, including 26 doubles and 21 home runs. Chicago has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 164 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 70 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Boyd has conceded 672 base knocks while he has tallied 645 punchouts in 659 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 368 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.335 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 2,837 hitters so far in his career. Boyd (31-48 career mark) holds a 5.02 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 121 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .250. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 83. JaCoby Jones is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 14 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 221 and a slugging percentage of .786. The Tigers as a unit have 107 base hits, including 20 doubles and 23 homers. Detroit has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 148 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 73 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-110)
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