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Max Scherzer out to silence White Sox bats in MLB contest

Chicago White SoxDetroit Tigers
Aug 3, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will turn to Max Scherzer and his 15-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send John Danks (2-8) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -230 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - White Sox odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 12 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.9 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The White Sox were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Hector Santiago's start, as they lost 2-1 against Detroit on Friday at Comerica Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

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

A few White Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Sunday, August 4