White Sox at Tigers - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (51-54) at Detroit Tigers (57-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
J Shields (5-12) (4.68) vs. A Sanchez (5-11) (6.56)
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Chicago White Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series early Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 3.97 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 116 hits, Adam Eaton has 37 RBI and Jose Abreu has 11 home runs. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 5-12 with a 4.68 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Shields is 7-7 with a 4.30 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Tigers have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 121 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 66 RBI and Nick Castellanos has 18 home runs. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 6.56 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-6 with a 5.34 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 0-8 in their last 8 games following an off day and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. American League Central. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 15-38 in the last 53 meetings in Detroit.
The over would probably be worth a look with the way both clubs are hitting the ball. However, Shields has found a groove as of late, allowing two or less runs in six straight games. Sanchez is god awful this season. I'm siding with the White Sox in this spot even with Detroit winning six straight.