Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+233) White Sox (-260)
Victor Reyes and the Detroit Tigers (20-23, 4th in AL Central) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (27-16, 1st in AL Central). The line on this contest has the Tigers coming in at +233 and the White Sox are at -260. The O/U is set at 9. The men taking the mound are Casey Mize and Lucas Giolito.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/9/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/9/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Out for the season
9/9/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
9/6/2020 Niko Goodrum SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/27/2020 Alex Faedo SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/10/2020 Dallas Keuchel SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/6/2020 Jace Fry RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/5/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/5/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 20-23 overall record this season. Mize has taken the mound for 14 innings and has 16 K's. His ERA is 6.97 (11 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.761. He has surrendered 19 base knocks (12.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 6 walks. Mize (0-1 mark) has earned a FIP of 5.81 while going up against 74 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.7. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 370 base hits and 222 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 310. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.22.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Victor Reyes is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 42 hits this season in 139 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 115. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Tigers have 334 hits, including 62 doubles and 51 home runs. Detroit has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 402 times as a unit. They have left 229 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 27-16 overall mark this year. Giolito (31-28 career mark) is the owner of a 4.45 earned run average and has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.50 and he has faced 1,975 batters during his career. In his pro baseball career, Giolito has allowed 390 base hits while he has earned 473 punchouts in 471 frames. He has surrendered a total of 233 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 180 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 332 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 379 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Eloy Jimenez comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .316. He has 45 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 130. Luis Robert is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 40 hits in 151 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .536. The White Sox as a unit have 402 base hits, including 76 doubles and 74 homers. Chicago has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 401 occasions. They have had 292 men left on base and have an OPS of .806. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (-260) and over 9 runs
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