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MLB Game Preview - Tigers underdogs vs White Sox at Chicago

Detroit TigersChicago White Sox
May 15, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Chicago on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Max Scherzer, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the White Sox trot Jake Peavy to the mound in this one. He is 4-1 so far in 2012.

View Detroit vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 8 and the Tigers sitting at No. 7.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +115 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 7-5 on Monday behind a start from John Danks at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Minnesota, Wednesday, May 16
Chi White Sox at LA Angels, Wednesday, May 16

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