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The fans at Comerica Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers when they take their seats on Friday.
The White Sox will trot Hector Santiago out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Santiago has a 3-4 record and a 3.20 ERA this season.
The Tigers will counter Santiago with Doug Fister. Righthander Fister has a 3.67 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.
The White Sox were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Detroit won its last outing, a 11-1 result against the Nationals on July 31. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago has lost 7 straight games.
Detroit has won 5 straight games.
Chicago: 40-66 SU
Detroit: 61-45 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit home to Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 3