The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Comerica Park on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Detroit is listed as a -115 home favorite while Chicago is a -105 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Jesse Scholtens will start for the White Sox and is 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. Michael Lorenzen will start for the Tigers here and is 2-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season.
Chicago’s 12-3 win on Friday snapped Detroit’s four-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
Chicago is 6-14 in their last 20 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a right-handed starter. Detroit is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss and 11-5 in their last 16 games against a team with a right-handed starter while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
I’m rolling with the under here. Michael Lorenzen’s actually been pitching pretty well as of late at home and the White Sox haven’t been as solid against right-handed pitching. On the other side, this is a bullpen game it looks like for the White Sox, but the bullpen has been better in recent weeks and I think they have a good shot at keeping this one lower-scoring. Give me the under here.