The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet in an AL Central division matchup from Comerica Park on Thursday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Chicago is listed as a -130 road favorite while the Tigers are +120 home underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lucas Giolito will start for the White Sox here and is 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Alex Faedo will start for the Tigers here and is 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season.
Detroit’s 4-1 win over Chicago back on September 25th, 2022, made it three straight wins for the Tigers in this head-to-head matchup.
Chicago is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Detroit is 6-1 in their last 7 series-opening games and 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 division games.
I’m backing the over here. I lean towards the White Sox, but Lucas Giolito’s been much better at home this season and being on the road here likely won’t help. On the other side, Alex Faedo hasn’t necessarily been the best fill-in pitcher for the Tigers to this point and he’s been getting hit fairly hard in his small sample size so far. I think we could have a bit of a higher-scoring affair here so give me the over here.