MLB Preview: Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

by Dirty on September 4, 2011

Betting on White Sox Baseball The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

The White Sox will give the ball to starter Mark Buehrle in this one. Lefthander Buehrle is 11-6 this season with a 3.05 ERA.

Buehrle’s opponent in this one will be Max Scherzer. The Tigers righthander has a 4.52 ERA to go along with a 13-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 143-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -104 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Detroit has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 68-68 SU
Detroit: 77-62 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chi White Sox are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games on the road
Detroit is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Minnesota, Monday, September 5
Detroit at Cleveland, Monday, September 5

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