Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+130) White Sox (-150)
Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox (28-16, 1st in AL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (20-24, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. The White Sox open this matchup at -150 while the Tigers are coming in at +130. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Spencer Turnbull and Gio Gonzalez.
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 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
9/11/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
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 20-24 overall record this season. Turnbull (7-21 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.88 and he has gone up against 897 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.48 (102 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.404. He has conceded 199 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 89 walks. Turnbull has pitched in 205 innings and is sitting with 195 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 62 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 5.81. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 330. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.35.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Victor Reyes is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 46 hits this season in 151 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 112. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Tigers have 355 hits, including 63 doubles and 54 home runs. Detroit has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 428 times as a unit. They have left 247 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 28-16 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Gonzalez has surrendered 1,738 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,854 punchouts in 1,927 frames. He has given up 792 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.323 and having a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and he has faced 8,218 opposing batters so far in his career. Gonzalez (131-100 career record) has a 3.70 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 337 base knocks and 157 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 147 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The White Sox hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Eloy Jimenez comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .320. He has 47 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .564 with an OPS+ of 136. Luis Robert is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 40 hits in 154 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .526. The White Sox as a unit have 405 base hits, including 77 doubles and 75 homers. Chicago has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 409 occasions. They have had 294 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.32 runs per game and totaled 234 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (-150) and over 9.5 runs
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