Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+139) White Sox (-150)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (10-11, 4th in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (9-9, 3rd in AL Central) on Monday. The Tigers open this contest at +139 while the White Sox are priced at -150. The O/U opens at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Tyler Alexander and Gio Gonzalez.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
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
8/10/2020 Buck Farmer RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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
8/15/2020 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 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/12/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/12/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 9-9 overall record this season. Alexander has taken the hill for 65 innings and has earned 62 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.85 (35 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.338. He has given up 76 hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) and has 11 walks. Alexander (2-5 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.34 while he has faced 278 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 95 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 129. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Detroit is hitting .231, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .267. He has 17 hits this season in 70 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 92. JaCoby Jones is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 195 while his slugging percentage is at .725. The Tigers have 136 hits, including 27 doubles and 28 home runs. Detroit has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 182 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 10-11 overall mark this year. Gonzalez (130-100 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.71 ERA while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.29 and he has faced 8,173 opposing hitters in his career. During his career, Gonzalez has conceded 1,730 base hits while tallying 1,840 strikeouts in 1,918 frames. He has allowed a total of 790 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.321 and a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 98 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 178 base knocks and 90 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 69 hitters and struck out 180 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .362. He has 15 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 45 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 161. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .163 this season and he has an OBP of .200. He has collected 7 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 37 and a slugging percentage of .302. The White Sox as a unit have 178 base hits, including 32 doubles and 27 homers. Chicago has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 200 occasions. They have had 144 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 89 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers (+139)
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