Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/30/14
Chicago White Sox (51-55) at Detroit Tigers (57-45)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Hector Noesi (R) (5-6) (4.435) vs. Max Scherzer (R) (12-3) (3.367)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -225 / Chicago White Sox +210 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-DET
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers play game two of three on Wednesday.
The White Sox have won four of their last five games and have pulled within three games of a .500 record. The White Sox offense is back to putting up big boy numbers, as they’ve scored four or more runs in six of their last 10 games and have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu has an 18-game hitting streak. The White Sox have a 4.12 ERA, which is 25th in the majors. Hector Noesi takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 4.99 ERA and has 75 strikeouts in 101 innings. Noesi is 1-1 with a 7.53 ERA in three career starts against the Tigers.
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The Tigers are 4-8 since the All Star break and have dropped to 11 games above a .500 record. The Tigers pitching staff remains shaky, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games and losing six of those eight games. Overall, the Tigers have an ERA of 3.98, which is 22nd in all of baseball. Offensively, Torii Hunter has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. Starting is Max Scherzer, who is 12-3 with a 3.37 ERA and has 161 strikeouts in 139 innings. Scherzer is 11-5 with a 2.40 ERA in 21 career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-13 in their last 18 vs. American League Central. The Tigers are 42-12 in Scherzers last 54 home starts and 40-14 in Scherzers last 54 starts overall. The Tigers are 4-0 in Scherzers last 4 starts vs. White Sox.
I don't care who is on the mound, I'm not laying that type of chalk with the way the Tigers have been playing lately. The White Sox are capable of putting runs on the board and have been playing well this week. I'll take a shot in the dark with those odds.