Justin Verlander faces Gavin Floyd in MLB odds action
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.
The Tigers will rely on Justin Verlander to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gavin Floyd will be his counterpart for the White Sox. Justin Verlander is 12-4 this season, and Gavin Floyd is 6-8.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -210 favorites. The total was set at 7.
The Tigers - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 6 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.
Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 7-rated defense.
The White Sox were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 6-3 on Sunday behind a start from Anthony Swarzak at U.S. Cellular Field.
In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 2-1 final on Sunday in support of Justin Verlander at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few White Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Detroit is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Saturday, July 16