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MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Tigers at Chicago

Detroit TigersChicago White Sox
Aug 14, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

69-49TEAM RECORD46-72

The Chicago White Sox host Detroit on Wednesday, looking to build on their 46-72 mark against the 69-49 Tigers in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rick Porcello gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tigers on this day; he's 8-6 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with John Danks, who will be looking to improve on his 2-9 mark.

View Detroit vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 124 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 1 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 15-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 2-rated defense.

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. Detroit lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
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 White Sox Trends:
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 Tigers at White Sox 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