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MLB Odds: Tigers vs. White Sox

With their magic number down to single digits, the Detroit Tigers will begin a series in Chicago against the White Sox on Monday.

The red-hot Tigers are cruising to the AL Central division title this month, and they swept a three-game series from the White Sox in Detroit when the teams met two weeks ago.

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 +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 8-rated Tigers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Detroit won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Twins on September 11. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -247 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Comerica Park behind starter Doug Fister.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Indians on September 11. Bettors who backed the Indians at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Zach Stewart's start, as they lost 7-3 against Cleveland on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5


A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's 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 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, September 13

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