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MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

Chicago White SoxDetroit Tigers
Aug 4, 1:08 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 Sunday at Comerica Park.

Andre Rienzo gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Rick Porcello, who will be looking to improve on his 8-6 mark.

View Chi White Sox vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tigers as -215 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Tigers and the league No. 12-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.9 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

The White Sox were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Max Scherzer in a losing cause, 3-0, against Detroit on Saturday.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few White Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 2-10 SU in their last 12 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 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to NY Yankees, Monday, August 5
Detroit at Cleveland, Monday, August 5