White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Detroit will look to improve on its 50-40 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.
Chris Sale, with a record of 5-8 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Tigers trot Anibal Sanchez to the mound in this one. He is 7-5 so far in 2013.
The visitors were +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 10 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago was an 8-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +215 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-5 to Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few White Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
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 when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Philadelphia, Friday, July 12
Detroit home to Texas, Friday, July 12