Detroit Tigers (8-16) at Chicago White Sox (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:40 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Matthew Boyd (2-2) (1.82) vs. Dylan Cease (0-0) (4.15)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -151 / Detroit Tigers +136 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet in the second half of a double-header in an AL Central division matchup on Thursday.
The Chicago White Sox will look to carry over some momentum in the second half of the double dip on Thursday. Yermin Mercedes leads the White Sox with a .432 batting average, a .475 OBP and 32 hits while Jose Abreu has a team-high 5 home runs with 17 RBIs and Adam Eaton has a team-high 18 RBIs with 3 homers. Mercedes also has 4 home runs with 15 RBIs and 5 doubles while Nick Madrigal has a pair of triples and Luis Robert has a team-high 8 doubles this season. Dylan Cease will start here and is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. in his career, Cease is 5-0 with a 2.86 ERA and 28 strikeouts against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers will look to pick up some momentum in the second half of the double header on Thursday. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with a .264 batting average and 24 hits with 5 doubles as well while Willi Castro has a pair of triples and Wilson Ramos leads the Tigers with 6 home runs this season. Akil Baddoo also has team-highs of 3 triples and 13 RBIs with 4 home runs this season. Matthew Boyd will start here and is 2-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. in his career, Boyd is 4-8 with a 5.16 ERA and 90 strikeouts against the White Sox.
Detroit is 60-145 in their last 205 games overall and 25-62 in their last 87 road games while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog. Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 22-8 in their last 30 home games while the under is 16-5 in their last 21 division games. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
I wish I could say it’s easy to get a grip for either team in this pitching matchup, but Boyd’s had success this season and Dylan Cease has had a lot of success in his career against the Tigers so I’ll side with the under here.