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Chicago White Sox take on Tigers in baseball test

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May 4, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The visiting White Sox hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

The match puts starter Jake Peavy for the White Sox on the hill facing Drew Smyly for the Tigers. Peavy brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Smyly is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Chi White Sox vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the White Sox listed as underdogs of -105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated White Sox taking on the American League's No. 6-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +101 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Cleveland on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Tigers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +258 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few White Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 14 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games
Detroit is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Saturday, May 5

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