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Doug Fister faces Hector Santiago in MLB odds action

Chicago White SoxDetroit Tigers
Aug 2, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Comerica Park.

For the Tigers, Doug Fister gets the ball, charged with keeping the White Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Hector Santiago, 3-4 on the year.

View Chi White Sox vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this matchup found them as -225 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 12-rated White Sox taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

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. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 6-1 on Thursday behind a start from Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.

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. Detroit routed Washington on Wednesday by a 11-1 score at Comerica Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
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 Tigers Trends:
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 White Sox at Tigers 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

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Saturday, August 3