Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+142) White Sox (-154)
JaCoby Jones and the Detroit Tigers (9-11, 4th in AL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (12-11, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at +142 while the White Sox are coming in at -154. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Casey Mize and Dane Dunning.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/17/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Back Probable for Aug 18
8/16/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/15/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/15/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
8/18/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/18/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/17/2020 Yasmani Grandal C Back Probable for Aug 18
8/17/2020 Adam Engel RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
8/15/2020 Ian Hamilton RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/12/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 9-11 overall record this season. Mize is expected to make his major league debut for Detroit. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 76 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.63. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.28.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .234, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. JaCoby Jones is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 17 hits this season in 59 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .661 and an OPS+ of 167. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .194 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 72 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .375. The Tigers have 154 hits, including 31 doubles and 28 home runs. Detroit has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 203 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 95 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 12-11 overall mark this year. Dunning is expected to take the ball for the first time in his career for the Sox. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 105 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 191 base knocks and 94 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 198 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Eloy Jimenez comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .289. He has 21 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 126. Luis Robert is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 24 hits in 84 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .536. The White Sox as a unit have 197 base hits, including 33 doubles and 37 homers. Chicago has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 222 occasions. They have had 153 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (-154) and over 9 runs
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