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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Thursday July 4, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
The Line
Chicago White Sox -115 / Detroit Tigers +106
TV Channel
FS-Detroit
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The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in the finale of their three game AL Central division set from Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday.

The Detroit Tigers will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping both legs of a doubleheader on Wednesday. The Tigers lost the first leg by a final score of 7-5 while taking a second L in game two by a final score of 9-6. Game one saw Harold Castro have two RBIs while Jeimer Candelario had a solo homer and Christin Stewart and Gordon Beckham each had a double and an RBI as Detroit had six hits as a team in the loss. Game two saw Nick Castellanos do most of the damage, going 4 for 6 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Daniel Norris took the loss in game one after giving up six runs on eight hits over five innings of work to fall to 2-8 on the year while game two saw Nick Ramirez take the loss to fall to 3-3 on the year in extra innings. Matt Boyd will start game three and is 5-6 with a 3.72 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. In his career, Boyd is 2-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 53 strikeouts against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox will look to complete the series sweep after whipping out the brooms in the doubleheader on Wednesday. Game one saw James McCann, Yolmer Sanchez and Ryan Cordell each have two hits including a double as well as two RBIs. Game two saw Yoan Moncada, Jose Abreu and Ryan Cordell each have two hits with a home run and three RBIs apiece, with Moncada and Cordell each belting a pair of homers. Game one saw Dylan Cease pick up the win to improve to 1-0 on the year while Alex Colome picked up his 19th save of the year. Game two saw Jose Ruiz pick up the win in relief to improve to 1-1 on the year. Reynaldo Lopez will start the finale and is 4-7 with a 6.12 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lopez is 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 49 strikeouts against Detroit.

Detroit is 0-7 in their last 7 division games and 0-5 in Boyd’s last 5 starts while the under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. Chicago is 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a left-handed starter while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games. Detroit is 2-6 in Boyd’s last 7 starts against Chicago and 0-7 in Boyd’s last 7 road starts against the White Sox.

Lopez has been roughed up in his fair share of starts this season, but he’s stepped it up a bit lately, giving up three runs or less in three of his last four starts. Boyd has better numbers on the year, but he’s allowed 14 runs, 13 earned, in his last three starts spanning 17 innings of work. The Tigers have also had barely any luck with Boyd on the mound over the last month and a half, dropping eight of his last nine starts. The bottom line is that we are getting a great price with a team that’s in much better form in Chicago going up a team that can barely buy a win right now. Give me the White Sox for the sweep on Thursday.

Pick:
Chicago White Sox -115

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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