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Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 3-28-24 Picks

Detroit Tigers (0-0) vs. Chicago White Sox (0-0)
March 28, 2024 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox +116 / Detroit Tigers -156; Over/Under: +8
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In this article, we will formulate a Chicago White vs Detroit Tigers betting prediction for this MLB Opening Day showdown on Thursday, March 28th at the Guaranteed Rate Field. We will take a look at: 

-The Detroit Tigers recent form and recent player performance

-The Chicago White Sox recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Tigers and White Sox. 

Playoffs or Bust for White Sox?

The White Sox really believe they have a team that can get back to the playoffs, and getting out to a fast start is key. Luis Robert Jr is back and he had a huge 2023 season. Robert finished last season with 38 home runs and 80 RBIs. Robert is going to need to have a huge year this season. Getting the ball for opening day will be Garrett Crochet, and they are going to need him to have a big start here. Last season, Crochet made 13 appearances, and he finished with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.55. Crochet is going to need to have a big game here. Following this series, the White Sox will meet the Braves and Royals

White Sox Team Facts

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last eight home games following an extra innings loss.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight Thursday games against AL Central opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the White Sox’s last four day games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Can the Tigers Finally Get Back to the Playoffs?

The last time the Tigers were in the playoffs was back in 2014 and although this team might be better, not many are expecting this team to make the playoffs. The good news for the Tigers is the American League Central is wide open. One issue for the Tigers is there are a lot of question marks. Spencer Torkleson should be in the lineups most days, and Riley Greene is an x-factor, but the rest are a ton of question marks. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Tarik Skubal who finished last season with a 7-3 record and an ERA of 2.80. The Tigers will play against the Mets and Athletics after this one.

Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have won 13 of their last 14 day games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last five day games against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 7 innings in each of their last eight road games against AL Central opponents.

White Sox vs Tigers Betting Prediction

This is the White Sox home opener, but it’s going to be the Tigers that are going to get the job done here. I don’t trust Crochet, while Skubal was one of the real bright spot for the Tigers last year. I am still not sold on this White Sox offense being that good, and Skubal is going to lock them down here. The White Sox are going to score with only two or three runs total. Back the Tigers on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Tigers ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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