Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+173) White Sox (-188)
José Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (13-11, 3rd in AL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (9-12, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday. The Tigers open this contest at +173 while the White Sox are coming in at -188. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Spencer Turnbull and Lucas Giolito.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/19/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/15/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
8/19/2020 Yasmani Grandal C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/19/2020 Luis Robert CF Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/18/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/17/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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 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 9-12 overall record this season. Turnbull (5-20 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.76 while he has gone up against 818 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.52 (94 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.400. He has conceded 188 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 74 free passes. Turnbull has taken the mound for 187 innings and has accumulated 182 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.87. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 189 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.31.
As a team Detroit is hitting .234, good for 19th in the league. The Tigers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .216 with an on-base percentage of .265. He has 16 hits this season in 74 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 90. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Tigers have 162 hits, including 33 doubles and 29 home runs. Detroit has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 209 times as a unit. They have left 118 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 13-11 overall mark this year. Giolito (28-28 mark in his career) has earned a 4.62 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.31 and he has faced 1,877 hitters during his MLB career. Thus far in his career, Giolito has surrendered 378 hits and he has 430 punchouts in 444 innings. He has allowed a total of 228 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.270 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 108 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 199 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 204 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. José Abreu comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .311. He has 26 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 109. Yoan Moncada is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 24 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .489. The White Sox as a unit have 209 base hits, including 35 doubles and 38 homers. Chicago has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 227 occasions. They have had 158 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 113 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers (+173)
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