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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/3/19 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Wednesday July 3, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Chicago White Sox -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSC+, FSDT
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The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 84 hits and 27 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 142 hits and 59 RBI. Tyler Alexander will make his major league debut when he takes the ball tonight. Alexander was 24-36 with a 4.09 ERA and 440 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 87 hits and 44 RBI while Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson have combined for 172 hits and 97 RBI. Ross Detwiler gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Detwiler’s first career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 16-40 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series, 15-42 in their last 57 games on grass and 0-7 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central, 11-5 in their last 16 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Tigers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago and the over is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in White Sox last 6 home games. The under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall.

It's always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader when you have no idea what happened in the first game. With that said, the Detroit Tigers have been god awful during this losing stretch and are a team you shouldn't be looking to get behind no mater the circumstances. To make things worse, the Tigers are throwing out a pitcher in this game who is making his major league debut. Alexander has had issues in AAA this season, which includes a 6.23 ERA and 17 homers allowed in 73.2 innings. No, thanks. Give me the White Sox by default. 

Pick:
Chicago White Sox

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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