Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (75-62) at Chicago White Sox (65-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
A Sanchez (7-13) (5.70) vs. J Quintana (11-10) (3.04)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -127 / Detroit Tigers +117 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to continue playing spoiler as they host the Detroit Tigers at the Cell on Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers took a tough loss on the road yesterday as they dropped a 2-0 decision to their division rivals from Chicago and with the wild card race heating up the Tigers know that every game from here on out is important and they need to find the win column. Detroit will send Anibal Sanchez to the mound who has been up and down this season and he will face off with Jose Quintana who is having a remarkable campaign for the White Sox who have spoiled his season a bit as they will likely fall well short of a playoff spot. Sanchez is 7-13 with a 5.70 ERA this season but has been better of late while Quintana is 11-10 but has a very respectable 3.04 ERA and gives the White Sox the edge on the mound here.
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The White Sox had a very strong start to the season and were looking like a team ready to take the next step in the American League Central but they have stumbled for the most part this season and are seven games under the .500 mark. Chicago has some very nice pieces in place though and if they can add some free agent talent in the offseason they should be back in the fold as early as next year and if they can generate some momentum to close out this season they will on the right track and should finish as a tough team to play against.
The Tigers are 9-1 in their last 10 against the AL Central, 6-1 in their last seven overall, and 8-20 in Sanchez’ last 28 starts while the White Sox are 2-6 in their last eight overall, 13-32 in their last 45 against the AL Central, and 4-0 in Quintana’s last four home starts. Detroit is the team in the playoff chase and while the White Sox have the pitching edge I think the Tigers have it everywhere else and we get them at plus money.