Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
Fri, Sep 27 - 4:10p ET
By Landon Smith

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Match Preview & Free Picks

The Friday MLB schedule will get underway with the first game of a doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox from Guaranteed Rate Field. Oddsmakers opened the Chicago White Soxas -175moneyline favorites versus the Detroit Tigers, while the game's total opened at 9.5.

Betting Odds

Detroit Tigers 46-112LinesChicago White Sox 70-88
+165Opening Odds-175
+1.5 (-139)Spread
-1.5 (+112)
Over 9.5TotalUnder 9.5
32%Wins Probably68%
3.6Predicted Scores6.2

Detroit Tigers +165


Tyler Alexander
Detroit Tigers Starting Pitcher

Note: Rookie right-hander Tyler Alexander (1-4 4.99 ERA) will make his eight career major league start for the Tigers. Through 48 plus innings, Alexander has struck out 43 batters and owns a 1.36 WHIP.

The Detroit Tigers are currently the worst team in all of baseball as they have been in the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category. However, Detroit has not just struggled against the great teams. It has also struggled to defeat the below average teams including those within its division.

Detroit was swept at home by Minnesota during the week by a combined 19-7 score. The Tigers have lost 112 games and own the worst overall record in the majors.

Detroit is coming out of a series versus the Twins. The Tigers dropped the first two games 4-2 and 5-1, then on Thursday the Tigers fell 10-4.

The Tigers are 16-36 in their last 52 in game one of a series and 17-42 in their last 59 Friday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Detroit’s last five Friday games as well.


Bet This Match
Will there be a run scored in the 1st inning: NO -135BET HERE
Team to score first in the game: Detroit Tigers -145BET HERE

Chicago White Sox -175


Ivan Nova
Detroit Tigers Starting Pitcher

Note: Nova has had three straight road starts, and this will be his first home appearance since September 10 (which was a win over 5.2 innings and three earned). In the three since Nova has had mixed results, with a total of seven earned in 9.1 innings on 18 hits.

The Chicago White Sox have been locked into the third spot in the AL Central division for the past few months and have had not real motive to continue playing hard.

However, the White Sox have actually played better lately as there are no more expectations considering the fact that the White Sox have nothing to gain this season besides some added pride.

Specifically, the White Sox are 37-40 at home this season and they still have a chance to get to .500 at home if they play really well this weekend. Whether or not that occurs, however, remains to be seen.

The Chicago have won 70 games this season and have a talented, young core to be excited about for the future.

The White Sox are 9-4 in Nova’s last 13 starts and 1-4 in his last five Friday starts. Chicago is 4-1 in Nova’s last five starts in game one of a series and 4-1 in his last five with five days’ rest.

The Picks: Chicago White Sox -175, Over 9.5


Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Extra Points
Detroit 3B Dawel Lugo has gone 10-for-20 during his five-game hitting streak and 9-for-20 in five contests against the White Sox this year.
Chicago LF Eloy Jimenez (ear-throat infection) and OF-2B Leury Garcia (shoulder) both missed Thursday’s game and are day-to-day.
Tigers SS Willi Castro is 7-for-21 with four extra-base hits and five runs over his last six games after batting .216 in his first 22 career contests.