Detroit Tigers (57-92) vs. Chicago White Sox (76-74)
September 23, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -222 / Detroit Tigers +160; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers will look to rebound after an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Orioles in Wednesday’s matchup. Jonathan Schoop has 10 home runs while Javier Baez has 14 homers, with Schoop logging 21 doubles and 36 RBIs. Baez also has a team-high 26 doubles and 58 RBIs while Miguel Cabrera has 94 hits, a .256 batting average and 38 RBIs. Jeimer Candelario also has 13 homers and 46 RBIs this season. Eduardo Rodriguez will start here and is 3-5 with a 4.35 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season.
The Chicago White Sox will look to bounce back after a 4-2 loss to the Guardians in Thursday’s series finale. Jose Abreu has 15 home runs, along with 72 RBIs, 175 hits and 36 doubles while Luis Robert has a .284 batting average with 108 hits, 12 home runs and 56 RBIs and Andrew Vaughn has 17 home runs, 73 RBIs, a .283 batting average and 28 doubles this season. A.J. Pollock’s also added 54 RBIs and 24 doubles on the year for Chicago. Lucas Giolito will start here and is 10-9 with a 5.07 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season.
Detroit is 16-37 in their last 53 games against a team with a winning record and 3-7 in their last 10 games following a loss while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 series-opening games. Chicago is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss and 5-2 in their last 7 series-opening games while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 Friday games.
I get the reasoning for backing either side here, or even viewing it as a fade of the other side. However, I’m looking at the over here. Lucas Giolito’s been awful at home this season and so have the White Sox as a unit for that matter, but I expect Chicago to get some runs off of Eduardo Rodriguez and for the Tigers to respond in kind off of Giolito as I think this is a game that hits 9 runs at the very least. Give me the over here.