Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/11/14
Detroit Tigers (33-27) at Chicago White Sox (32-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Drew Smyly (L) (2-4) (4.374) vs. Andre Rienzo (R) (4-3) (5.745)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +120 / Detroit Tigers -130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, WCIU
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will play game two of their series on Wednesday after Tuesday’s game was postponed.
The Tigers head into this matchup losing seven of their last nine games and really struggling to get their pitching staff on the right page. The Tigers have allowed four or more runs in seven of their last eight games and are 13-20 on the season when that’s the case. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.03, which is 21st in all of baseball. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has four homers in his last 10 games and Victor Martinez has six RBI in his last four games. Getting the nod is Justin Verlander, who is 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 86 innings
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The White Sox have also been struggling, losing six of their last 10 games and dropping one game below a .500 record. The problem during this stretch has been a White Sox offense that has scored three or fewer runs in five of their last 10 games. The White Sox are usually an offensive machine that is 25-13 when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu has homered three times since returning from injury and Adam Dunn has homered three times in his last five games. Getting the nod is John Danks, who is 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA and has 54 strikeouts in 75 innings.
The Tigers are 1-4 in Smyly's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 3-8 in Smyly's last 11 starts. The White Sox are 2-5 in Rienzo's last 7 home starts and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Tigers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Two struggling teams, I usually side with the home team, especially when we're getting plus money. Take the White Sox.