Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+157) White Sox (-170)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Luis Robert and the Chicago White Sox (11-11, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (9-10, 4th in AL Central) on Tuesday. The Tigers open this matchup at +157 while the White Sox are priced at -170. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Tarik Skubal and Dylan Cease.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/16/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/16/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Back Probable for Aug 17
8/15/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/9/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/15/2020 Ian Hamilton RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
8/12/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/12/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/12/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 9-10 overall record this season. Skubal is expected to make his major league debut so look for lots of work from the bullpen. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 166 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 134. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 5.05.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .235, good for 19th in the league. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .188 with an on-base percentage of .278. He has 13 hits this season in 69 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 78. JaCoby Jones is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 54 at bats. His OPS+ is 195 while his slugging percentage is at .722. The Tigers have 147 hits, including 31 doubles and 28 home runs. Detroit has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 190 times as a unit. They have left 103 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 93 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 11-11 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Cease has surrendered 99 hits while accumulating 95 punchouts in 92 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 54 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.520 and having a FIP of 5.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.32 and he has gone up against 409 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Cease (7-8 career record) has earned a 5.28 earned run average while allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 102 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 184 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 72 hitters and struck out 185 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Luis Robert comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .333. He has 22 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 80 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 117. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 20 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .573. The White Sox as a unit have 186 base hits, including 32 doubles and 31 homers. Chicago has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 210 occasions. They have had 146 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 96 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (-170) and over 9.5 runs
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