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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 4/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
The Line
Chicago White Sox -133 / Detroit Tigers +123 -- O/U: 9
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, WGN
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The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in game two of their three game AL Central division set in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday night.

The Detroit Tigers will look to snap a 3-game losing skid after letting one slip away in the opener, dropping Friday’s game by a final score of 12-11. Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 6 with three RBIs while Grayson Greiner and Josh Harrison each had two RBIs and Nick Castellanos, Ronny Rodriguez and JaCoby Jones each hit a solo home run. Dustin Peterson had an RBI and a double to round out Detroit’s scoring in the loss while John Hicks went 3 for 3 at the dish and Jeimer Candelario added a base hit as well in the defeat. Daniel Norris allowed four runs on ten hits over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Joe Jimenez took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year. Ryan Carpenter will start game two and was 1-2 with a 7.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts last season. This will be Carpenter’s second career start against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox will look to build on their series opening victory from Friday. Jose Abreu led the White Sox by going 4 for 5 with a homer and five RBIs while Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada each had a double and two RBIs with Anderson going 4 for 6 with a home run. Nicky Delmonico, Yonder Alonso and Jose Rondon each had an RBI with Alonso and Rondon each hitting a solo home run. Leury Garcia went 3 for 6 with a double while James McCann had two hits and Eloy Jimenez added a base hit as well in the winning effort for the White Sox. Carlos Rodon allowed eight runs on nine hits while striking out five over the first three innings, not factoring in the decision. Alex Colome got the win in relief to improve to 1-0 this season. Reynaldo Lopez will start game two and is 1-3 with a 7.46 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lopez is 1-2 with a 3.20 ERA and 35 strikeouts against Detroit.

Detroit is 19-42 in their last 61 road games and 7-19 in their last 26 game two matchups while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Chicago is 5-2 in Lopez’s last 7 home starts and 5-15 in their last 20 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Chicago is 2-5 in Lopez’s last 7 starts against Detroit.

I’m not a fan of backing pitchers making their regular season debut some time into the season as it takes some time to get into a rhythm that a lot of the league has already had a month to get into. I also don’t feel comfortable backing Detroit with Carpenter on the mound as he was brutal last season and allowed six runs in his lone start against Chicago last season. Lopez has settled down lately, but he’s still hard to trust on the whole in my opinion. I think this is another game that easily eclipses double-digits, so I’ll side with the over in this spot as I just don’t trust the starting pitching matchup.

Pick:
Over 9

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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