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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Rick Porcello in this one. Righthander Porcello is 8-6 this season with a 4.39 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Porcello with John Danks. Lefthander Danks has a 4.52 ERA to go along with a 2-9 record this season.

The Tigers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +175 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 69-49 SU
Chicago: 46-72 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home
Chi White Sox are 7-16 SU in their last 23 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Kansas City, Thursday, August 15
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Thursday, August 15