Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/24/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (48-79) at Detroit Tigers (53-75)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Reynaldo Lopez (4-9) (4.72) vs. Michael Fulmer (3-9) (4.50)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -139 / Chicago White Sox +129 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCH, FSDT
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers meet Friday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 129 hits and 78 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 228 hits and 98 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 144 hits and 71 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Victor Martinez have combined for 210 hits and 90 RBI. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he is 3-9 with a 4.50 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 20-43 in their last 63 during game 2 of a series, 2-8 in Lopezs last 10 road starts and 2-6 in Lopezs last 8 starts. The Tigers are 8-21 in their last 29 Friday games, 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 6-20 in Fulmers last 26 starts. The White Sox are 23-52 in the last 75 meetings in Detroit, 3-10 in the last 13 meetings and 0-4 in Lopezs last 4 starts vs. Tigers.
Lopez has allowed four or more runs in five of his last seven starts, and he has a 5.11 ERA with an allowed batting average of .280 on the road. Fulmer hasn't pitched in about six weeks due to an oblique injury and had a serious problem keeping the ball in the park before he went on the DL. The plus money with the White Sox is probably the side to be on given neither of these pitchers are good and Chicago has had more recent success. But based on the pitching issues, I'm going to make the over my pick.