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White Sox vs Tigers Picks, Odds (May 27)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated May 27, 2023 · 6:20 PM PDT

Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn. White Sox vs Tigers
May 26, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn (25) celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Tigers are -115 home favorites over the White Sox on Saturday
  • Jesse Scholtens (0-2, 2.25) will start for the White Sox against Michael Lorenzen (2-2, 4.08)
  • A look at the White Sox vs Tigers matchup and odds can be found below with a pick

The Chicago White Sox will try to continue their winning ways when they visit the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m. ET Saturday in the third game of a four-game series at Comerica Park. Read on for an analysis of White Sox vs Tigers .

The White Sox (22-31, 10-18 road) won for the third time in their last four games Friday night when they routed the Tigers 12-3. Chicago has also won six of eight and eight of 11.

The Tigers (23-26, 11-11 home) had won three of their previous four games.

MLB Network will televise the game.

White Sox vs Tigers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Chicago White Sox -105 +1.5 (-210) Over 9 (+100)
Detroit Tigers -115 -1.5 (+175) Under 9 (-120)

The Tigers are -115 favorites on the moneyline over the White Sox on Saturday in the MLB odds, giving them a 53.49% implied win probability. Chicago has +25000 World Series championship odds and Detroit is listed at +50000.

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White Sox vs Tigers Probable Pitchers

Rookie Jesse Scholtens (0-2, 2.25) is expected to pitch for the White Sox against Michael Lorenzen (2-2, 4.08). Both will be working on four days of rest.

Scholtens vs Lorenzen

Jesse Scholtens
Michael Lorenzen
0-2 Record 2-2
2.25 ERA 4.08
4.32 xERA 5.05
1.25 WHIP 1.21
1.25 SO/W 2.82

Scholtens will be making his first career start following three relief appearances.

On Monday at Cleveland, he allowed only one run on two hits in five innings as the bulk reliever but took the loss against the Guardians. He struck out one and walked two.

This will be Scholtens’ first time facing the Tigers.

All three of Scholtens’ appearances have come on the road. The lone time he has pitched in the day was in his major-league debut on April 7 when he gave up one run in three innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Lorenzen followed three quality starts by getting touched for five runs in 5.2 innings on Monday in a no-decision against the Royals in Kansas City. He surrendered five hits while striking out five and walking two.

Lorenzen has a 1-0 career record against the White Sox with a 3.63 ERA in six games (three starts).

In three starts at Comerica Park, Lorenzen is 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA. He is 0-1 with an 11.00 ERA in two starts in the day. The Tigers are 4-3 when Lorenzen starts, and he has three quality starts.

The White Sox vs Tigers starting lineups can be found here.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

White Sox Batters Batting Average vs Michael Lorenzen
Gavin Sheets .750
Yoan Moncada .500
Tim Anderson .444
Luis Robert Jr. .200
Yasmani Grandal .091
Adam Haseley .000

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is 4 for 9 against Lorenzen. Conversely, catcher Yasmani Grandal is 1 for 11 (.091), though the hit is a home run.

No Tigers hitters have ever faced Scholtens.

White Sox vs Tigers Betting Outlook

Andrew Vaughn hit a two-run home run and had three RBIs to lead the White Sox to its rout of the Tigers on Friday night.

Anderson had four of the White Sox’s 17 hits while Yoan Moncada had three hits and three RBIs. Andrew Benintendi, Vaughn, Jake Burger and Clint Frazier had two hits each and Grandal and Hanser Alberto drove in two runs apiece.

Alberto started at second base after being out of the lineup for four straight games because of left shoulder soreness.

The Tigers were limited to three hits.

White Sox vs Tigers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
5/26/23 Tigers White Sox CWS, 12-3
5/25/23 Tigers White Sox DET, 7-2
9/25/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 4-1
9/24/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 7-2
9/23/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 5-3
9/18/22 Tigers White Sox CWS, 11-5
9/17/22 Tigers White Sox CWS, 4-3
9/16/22 Tigers White Sox DET, 3-2
8/14/22 White Sox Tigers CWS, 5-3
8/13/22 White Sox Tigers CWS, 6-4

While the teams have split their first two games this season, the White Sox are 46-22 against the Tigers since the start of the 2019 season.

White Sox vs Tigers Prediction

Scholtens has pitched well in his limited major-league appearances and the White Sox have dominated the Tigers in recent years. We’ll give the lean toward Chicago here.

Pick: White Sox -105 ML

Season Record: 21-9 (+9.8 units) ML; 2-2 (0.0 units) RL; 2-1 (+1.0 unit) O/U; 25-12 (+10.8 units) overall


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