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Can The Tigers Continue To Be Profitable Road Faves?

It’s easy to forget that the Detroit Tigers finished last season with 86 wins while just missing out on the playoffs by 2.5 games. The Tigers, whose lineup remains largely the same this season, were pretty impressive as road faves in 2016 with the team going 9-3 SU and against the runline in their past 12 games in that spot. Detroit will be the road faves once again when they take on the Chicago White Sox Wednesday.

  • Miguel Cabrera has slashed .375/.431/.672 in 64 career at-bats against James Shields.
  • The Tigers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the White Sox.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the White Sox' last 5 games during the afternoon.

The Tigers will send Jordan Zimmermann to the bump for his first start of the season in the hopes he can rectify his poor play in spring training. Zimmermann posted a 9.42 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in six spring starts. To make matters worse, the right-hander had a 7.53 ERA in three starts against the ChiSox last season.

When the White Sox acquired James Shields last season they assumed they would get a solid enough arm that could bounce back after a poor opening to the season. What they got was a 4-12 record with a 6.77 ERA. Shields faced the Tigers four times last season and ranged from solid to downright dreadful.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 120 for the Chicago White Sox in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-2.3 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 0-1 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 1-0 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Chicago White Sox and the league No. 8-ranked Detroit Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 21-ranked scoring average of 3 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 6 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Chicago, Thursday, April 6th