Tigers vs. White Sox - 4/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (3-5) at Detroit Tigers (8-1)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
C Sale (1-0) (1.50) vs. A Sanchez (1-1) (3.46)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -126 / Chicago White Sox +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSN-DET
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers play game two of their three-game series Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox lost a heartbreaker on Friday due to poor defense late in the ninth inning. The White Sox have lost four of their last seven games and it starts with an offense that’s scored two or less runs in four of those games. Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with nine hits, while Alexei Ramirez and Adam LaRoche have combined for nine RBI. Pitching wise, the White Sox have allowed just seven runs in their last three games, which is an improvement over last year’s totals. The Chicago White Sox could use a win here, as they’re now just 1-5 on the road this season. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Sale is 5-5 with a 2.84 ERA and 106 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers remain red hot, as they improve to 9-1 with Friday’s victory. The Tigers are getting it done on both sides of the field, especially with their pitching staff that’s allowed just one run in their last three games. The Tigers have won 10 straight regular season games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 18 hits and nine RBI, while Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez have combined for 17 RBI. The Detroit Tigers are starting to look like the best team in all of baseball early on this season. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-4 with a 3.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 8-20 in their last 28 road games and 0-4 in Sales last 4 road starts. The Tigers are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. American League Central and 9-4 in Sanchezs last 13 starts. The White Sox are 1-4 in Sales last 5 road starts vs. Tigers and the Tigers are 0-4 in Sanchezs last 4 home starts vs. White Sox.
Hard to pick against the Tigers with the way they're playing right now. Detroit is just on a role on both sides of the field and the cheap chalk is impossible to ignore.