Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+148) White Sox (-160)
Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers (20-23, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (27-16, 1st in AL Central). The White Sox open this matchup at -160 while the Tigers are priced at +148. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer and Reynaldo Lopez.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/11/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Hand Out for the season
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
9/6/2020 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 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee 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
9/11/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
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
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. Fulmer has taken the hill for 475 frames and is sitting with 373 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.00 (211 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.221. He has given up 442 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 138 free passes. Fulmer (24-32 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.15 while going up against 1,975 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 167 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.84. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 236 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 322. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.37.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 44 hits this season in 155 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 119. Victor Reyes is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 146 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Tigers have 350 hits, including 63 doubles and 54 home runs. Detroit has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 240 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 202 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 27-16 overall mark this year. Lopez (25-33 career mark) has earned a 4.75 earned run average while giving up 9.1 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.18 and he has gone up against 2,067 opposing hitters in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Lopez has allowed 478 base knocks while he has totaled 402 strikeouts in 474 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 250 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.397 and a FIP of 4.8. 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 4th 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 29th 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 2nd 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. Luis Robert comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .329. He has 40 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 132. Eloy Jimenez is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 45 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .547. 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 (-160) and over 9 runs
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