White Sox face Tigers and Verlander
The Chicago White Sox will be facing Justin Verlander on Thursday afternoon as they close out their four-game MLB betting series at home against the Detroit Tigers.
Verlander sits at 10-7 with a 3.69 ERA on the season, and he's 14-11 with a 4.02 ERA over his 28 career starts against the White Sox. The righthander last faced Chicago on July 9, allowing five runs on 12 hits in his seven innings of work.
The White Sox will rely on Jake Peavy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one; Peavy is 7-4 this season.
The Tigers were listed as 125 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 12-rated White Sox in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.9 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.
Chicago owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 4-rated defense.
In their last action, Detroit was a 6-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Detroit at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Anibal Sanchez throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games at home
Chi White Sox are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Friday, July 26
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Friday, July 26