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Tigers visit Chicago White Sox in MLB clash

Detroit TigersChicago White Sox
April 13, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Detroit battle on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The White Sox will turn to Jake Peavy and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Max Scherzer (0-0) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated White Sox and the league No. 1-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.7 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.5 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -120 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Thursday, with D Smyly throwing 4 innings of 4-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Chicago won its last outing, a 10-6 result against the Indians on April 11. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Masterson and the Indians 10-6 on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Tigers at White Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Saturday, April 14