- The Chicago White Sox are -165 home favorites over the Detroit Tigers in the American League game on Saturday, June 3
- Entering play Friday, Detroit had won six of seven games from the ChiSox
- Seven of the last eight games between these two teams had gone over
It’s been feast or famine for the Detroit Tigers (26-28 , 29-25 ATS)) in their recent road trips to play the Chicago White Sox (23-35 , 30-28 ATS).
When they met there for a three-game series last September, the Tigers swept the White Sox, outscoring Chicago 16-6. On the other hand, a three-game set in August 2022 saw the White Sox sweep and outscore Detroit 13-7.
It’s the White Sox who are favored over the Tigers in the second game of a three-game set. Chicago is set as the -165 home chalk. Entering play Friday, the Tigers were 3-1 straight up against the White Sox this season.
Tigers vs White Sox Odds
|Detroit Tigers||+1.5 (-155)||O 8.5 (+100)||+140|
|Chicago White Sox||-1.5 (+130)||U 8.5 (-120)||-165|
First pitch on Saturday, June 2 at Guaranteed Rate Field is set for 2:10pm ET. Chicago is 9-6 SU as a home favorite this season.
The people are expecting that the White Sox will be setting the tone in this game, according to the MLB public betting trends. Chicago is drawing 64% of handle and 65% of bets in the runline splits. Detroit is 3-2 against the spread over the past five games.
It’s even more heavily weighted to the White Sox in the moneyline splits, where Chicago is garnering 76% of handle and 78% of bets. The ChiSox are 1-4 SU in the last five games against the Tigers.
The over has hit in seven of the last eight games between these two teams and it’s the pick of the people. There’s 73% of handle and 58% of bets going with the over on the total of 8.5 runs.
The Tigers are the +1000 third betting choice to win the AL Central in the MLB Divisional odds. The White Sox are the +1400 fourth betting choice to take the AL Central title.
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It’s Cease And Desist For Tigers Against White Sox
Facing the White Sox on May 27, Tigers right-hander Michael Lorenzen allowed two unearned runs over 6.2 innings. He didn’t figure in the decision in Detroit’s 7-3 victory.
The Tigers are 4-1 in Lorenzen’s last five starts. However, they are 1-3 in his last four road starts.
Lorenzen vs Cease
White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease has one win over nine starts since April 16. He’s allowed nine earned runs and three home runs over his past 16.1 innings of work.
VIDEO: Akil Baddoo rocks a grand slam off Dylan Cease to put the Tigers up 4-1
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 28, 2023
The Tigers touched Cease for four hits and four earned runs in four innings on May 28. He was a factor in the outcome as Detroit won 6-5 in 10 innings. Overall, though, Cease is 10-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 14 career starts against the Tigers.
White Sox Wear Out Lorenzen
Several Chicago batters are hitting well when facing Lorenzen. Third baseman Yoan Moncada is batting .400 (2-for-5).
Shortstop Tim Anderson is 4-for-12 (.333). Outfielder Gavin Sheets is 3-for-6 (.500) with an RBI.
Tigers vs White Sox Recent Results
|09/16/2022||DET 3 CWS 2||DET||DET||Under|
|09/17/2022||DET 3 CWS 4||CWS||DET||Under|
|09/18/2022||DET 5 CWS 11||CWS||CWS||Over|
|09/23/2022||CWS 3 DET 5||DET||DET||Over|
|09/24/2022||CWS 2 DET 7||DET||DET||Over|
|09/25/2022||CWS 1 DET 4||DET||DET||Under|
|05/25/2023||DET 7 CWS 2||DET||DET||Over|
|05/26/2023||DET 3 CWS 12||CWS||CWS||Over|
|05/27/2023||DET 7 CWS 3||DET||DET||Over|
|05/28/2023||DET 6 CWS 5||DET||CWS||Over|
Detroit second baseman Jonathan Schoop is batting .320 (8-for-25) with a pair of solo homers off of Cease.
Jonathan Schoop since May 12th
94 mph average exit velocity
Schoop is seeing the ball well and hitting it hard again. Small sample size, but he could be gearing up for a productive summer. pic.twitter.com/J4k9C7DeD8
— Motor City Metrics (@mcmbaseballpod) May 28, 2023
Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is only batting .167 against Cease, but also has two solo home runs.
Tigers vs White Sox Prediction
Lorenzen is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in seven career appearances against Chicago. That’s overwhelmed, though by Cease’s stellar career stats against Detroit.
Over Detroit ‘s last 14 games, the Tigers have scored at least five runs seven times. They’ve allowed five runs in nine games in the same span.
In baseball parlance, let’s turn a double play here. Take the White Sox in the moneyline and the over on the total. In fact, should you play a $10 same-game parlay on these outcomes at odds of +221, a winning wager would pay $32.12.
Tigers vs White Sox Picks: Chicago White Sox ML (-165); Over 8.5 runs (+100).