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White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers

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Aug 12, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Monday.

The match puts starter Doug Fister for the Tigers on the hill facing Chris Sale for the White Sox. Fister brings a 10-5 mark to the game, while Sale is 7-11 to date on the season.

View Detroit vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 116 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated White Sox and the league No. 1-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +151 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 5-4 loss against New York on Sunday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Twins on August 11. Bettors who backed the Twins at +129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Kevin Correia at U.S. Cellular Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games

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

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