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MLB Betting Preview: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
September 9, 2023
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers square up in game two of their three-game series in Michigan. Will the White Sox push further into their success for these matchups?
Date: Game 2 on September 9, 2023 at 6:10 PM ET
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan
Chicago White Sox Betting Preview
The White Sox are a toss up between some of the worst teams in the league, as they are currently ranked 27
. They will likely lose 100 games this year, with the franchise's worst being 106. Michael Kopech (5-12) will need to step it up when pitching, as he has an ERA of 5.16.
They are not the worst team in the league at the plate, as their batting average is at .241. They do give up .250, which is slightly worse than what the Tigers allow.
They are similar in a few areas compared to the Tigers. Their ERA is at .492 and OBP is at .295, which are both not as good in comparison. However, their slugging percentage of .392 is a bit higher.
The White Sox trail the leading Minnesota Twins by almost 19 games in the AL Central. Anything they achieve at this point will serve as motivation for the upcoming season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Preview
The Tigers moved up to 21
in the rankings and have had some solid performances lately. They were successful against the White Sox and were able to land one victory against the New York Yankees prior to this one. Tarik Skubal (4-3) is more appealing on the mound with an ERA of 3.77.
Their averages at the plate rival the White Sox, as they put up .236 and allow .246. Based on these numbers, this game should be close for the amount of scoring opportunities each team accumulates.
Their ERA (4.44), OBP (.302), and slugging percentage (.379) will be crucial to their success, especially since they lead in two out of the three categories. Their offense cannot afford to have a bad day either, as they are a little weaker at the plate.
The Tigers are right around nine games behind the Twins and need every divisional win they can get to inch closer. This will be a long month for them, but they have a great opportunity to gain the lead.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie has the odds in favor of the Detroit Tigers, as they are moderately priced to win. According to market analysis, the Tigers have a 63.2 percent probability to win this game.
Chicago White Sox +170
Detroit Tigers: -205
The Tigers are slightly more appealing at home compared to the White Sox on the road. Look for the Tigers to come away with a close game.
Final Pick: Take the Detroit Tigers to Win at -205
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