Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/31/14
Detroit Tigers (74-61) at Chicago White Sox (61-75)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Rick Porcello (R) (15-7) (3.099) vs. Jose Quintana (L) (6-10) (3.477)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +113 / Detroit Tigers -123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, CSN-CHI, TBS
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will end their four-game series on Sunday.
The Detroit Tigers have won six of their last eight games and are 14 games above a .500 record. The Tigers offense is carrying the way, producing four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games and Ian Kinsler has six RBIs in this series. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.05, which is 23rd in the majors. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he’s 15-8 with a 3.06 ERA and has 102 strikeouts in 173.1 innings. Porcello is 9-6 with a 4.10 ERA in 18 career starts against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox have lost 10 of their last 12 games and are 15 games below .500. The White Sox pitching staff continues their brutal ways, allowing four or more runs in 13 of their last 16 games. Overall, the Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.39, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has an 11-game hitting streak and Adam Dunn has five RBIs in his last four games. Starting is Jose Quintana, who is 6-10 with a 3.48 ERA and has 142 strikeouts in 165.2 innings. Quintana is 3-1 with a 3.22 ERA in seven career starts against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 9-4 in Porcellos last 13 road starts and 27-12 in Porcellos last 39 starts overall. The White Sox are 0-4 in Quintanas last 4 home starts and 0-5 in Quintanas last 5 starts overall.
It's not wise to pick against the Tigers when Porcello is on the mound. I'll leave it at that.