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MLB Odds: Tigers vs. White Sox

The Detroit Tigers send ace Justin Verlander to the mound today in the second game of a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox.

Verlander (5-3, 3.12) pitched 7 2-3 shutout innings against Boston in his last start. Getting the call for Chicago today will be Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.63) Last time out he allowed six runs on nine hits in 6 2-3 innings versus Toronto.

View Detroit vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +115 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 10 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Tigers at 4.3 runs per outing.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 8-ranked defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -127 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 6-4 on Friday behind a start from Mark Buehrle at U.S. Cellular Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 6-4


A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Detroit is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Sunday, June 5

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