Despite Being On The Road Value Sides With Tigers As They Visit White Sox

Detroit Tigers teammates celebrating

Monday, September 5, 2016 2:54 PM GMT

Today Detroit meet up again in Chicago and odds makers have made the White Sox a small home favorite. Can Detroit pull off a repeat performance against one of the league's best left-handers? Join us for our MLB pick.

Detroit Tigers
Justin Verlander takes the mound for Detroit and comes in with a 3.30 ERA and 0.99 whip and allowed just two earned runs off of three hits his last time versus the White Sox. That game was just last week and the two earned runs came off of two Solo home runs so outside of those shots he was spectacular. I think any type of plus money you can get a quality pitcher for this and a good hitting team in Detroit is nice value even when they're facing such a tremendous pitcher in Sale. 

The Tigers have won seven out of the last 10 times that Verlander has started and in his last five games he has been very good allowing a total of 11 earned runs off of 25 hits in just over 40 innings of work. Versus the White Sox in his two appearances he has allowed just four total earned runs off of eight hits in 14 innings so again, I believe there is good value in backing him against a team he has had only success against. At the plate, Detroit is coming off a nice win at Kansas City and in their last five games they are averaging over five runs per contest. They had a little bit of success against Sale this season, at least a bit more than Chicago has had against Verlander.

 

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Chicago White Sox
Chris Sale gets the start for the White Sox and comes in with a 3.10 ERA and 1.02 whip by 3.89 ERA at home. Still, whether he is at home or away he has been really good this season as batters are hitting just .221 against him in Chicago. Against Detroit in his four starts against them this season he has allowed 11 earned runs in 29 innings of work. However, Detroit has managed 29 hits off him in those 29 innings and are hitting .269 against him this season. Although it might seem like the smart play to grab him in a bit of a revenge situation coming back home after losing a tight one in Detroit I still believe the value would be fading him today. 

To their credit, they are coming off a series in Minnesota in which two of the games they scored 10 runs but I don't believe they will hold that momentum today. In their last 10 games, for the most part, they been swinging the bats well yet they still rank in the bottom third of the league in most every offensive category and are hitting just .160 against Verlander.

 

Detroit Tigers vs CH White Sox
MLB odds have Detroit at a little bit of plus money across the board at most places. For my MLB pick, I'm going to take the Tigers +108 at Pinnacle Sports. This is good value I believe on a team that could very well win this game that has better overall statistics across the board than the White Sox. This should be one of the better matchups of the day and a real fun one to watch, but the value for me is with the Tigers.

 

Free MLB Pick: Tigers +108
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
August record: 17-14-2
September record: 3-0

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