Bet the Total: Tigers vs. White Sox 7/8/22

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Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox

Date: Friday, July 8th, 08:10 ET

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field


Money Line: Tigers +148 / White Sox -161 (BetOnline – Fastest Bitcoin payouts on the web!)

Total Line: 8.0un -125


Detroit: Tarik Skubal (5-7, 3.86)
Chicago: Lucas Giolito (5-4, 4.9)

Tigers Projected Lineup

Spencer Torkelson 1B
Tucker Barnhart C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Victor Reyes RF
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Robbie Grossman LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Riley Greene CF
Javier Báez SS
Tarik Skubal P

White Sox Projected Lineup

Yoán Moncada 3B
Josh Harrison 3B
AJ Pollock LF
Eloy Jiménez LF
Seby Zavala C
Luis Robert CF
José Abreu 1B
Tim Anderson SS
Andrew Vaughn 1B
Lucas Giolito P


Detroit Tigers: 35-47-0 SU / OU 40-39-3 / Run Line W/L 40-42-0
Chicago White Sox: 39-42-0 SU / OU 31-43-7 / Run Line W/L 37-44-0

The Chicago White Sox host the Detroit Tigers on Friday, July 8th, at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 08:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Chicago as the favorite (-161), with an OU line set at 8 runs

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In the Detroit Tigers’ last game, they picked up a 2-1 win over the White Sox. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 1 run on 4 hits. On offense, Detroit’s lineup put together a total of 5 hits, leading to 2 runs. Detroit picked up the win, despite getting 220.0 on the moneyline. n This matchup remained below the over-under line set at 7.5 runs. Even after this game, Detroit’s overall over-under record sits at 40-39-3.

The Tigers come into this game with a 3-2 record over their last 5 contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +3. Detroit comes into the game struggling on offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game over their last 5. This figure is down from their season average of 4.38. Detroit’s overall series record is just 8-15-4.

In their last game, the White Sox suffered a 1 run loss to the Tigers by a score of 2-1. For the game, the pitching staff held the Tigers to 2 runs on 5 hits. The White Sox offense ended the game with just 1 run on 4 hits. Leading into the game, Chicago was the betting favorite at -220.0. So far, the team has won 64.0% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the White Sox and Tigers combined to fall below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Now, Chicago had an over-under record of 31-43-7.

In their last 5 games, the White Sox have put together a record of 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +12. Chicago has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.8 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 5.00. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 11-13-3.

Pitching Matchup

The Detroit Tigers will send Tarik Skubal to the mound with an overall record of 5-7. To date, Skubal has an ERA of 3.86 while lasting an average of 5.51 innings per appearance. So far, Skubal has a batting average allowed of 0.244. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Skubal, as he is allowing just 0.82 per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Tarik Skubal has a strong strikeout percentage of 25.0%, including a per game average of 5.62. In his previous outings, walks have been an issue, as Skubal is averaging 2.44 free passes per outing.

The Chicago White Sox will send Lucas Giolito to the mound with an overall record of 5-4. Giolito gets the start with an ERA of 4.9. On average, he has lasted 5.36 innings per appearance. Compared to other starters, the right-hander has a high BA allowed of 0.28. Home runs have been an issue for Giolito, as he is allowing an average of 1.8 per 9 innings pitched. Overall, Lucas Giolito has struck out 27.0% of the batters he has faced. On average, he averages 6.36 K’s per game. Command has been a problem for Giolito, as he is giving up 3.46 walks per outing.

Detroit vs Chicago History

Today’s matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will be their 8th meeting of the season. Currently, Chicago is winning the season series 5-2. The over-under record in this series sits at 4-3. The average run total in these games is 9.32 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 5.0 runs. Chicago won last year’s head-to-head series, grabbing 12 wins to 7. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 9-9. Last year, the Tigers and White Sox averaged 9.32 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.63 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
  • Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.
  • White Sox are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series.
  • White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League Central.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Prediction

Heading into Friday’s AL Central matchup between Detroit and Chicago, the over-under betting total is set at 8 runs. Even though yesterday’s contest ended with just 3 runs combined, look for today’s game to surpass 8 runs. Previously, the Tigers’ offense had been swinging the bats well, scoring 11 and 8 runs, respectively. Look for Chicago to have an above-average game at the plate, as Tarik Skubal is coming off a bat outing vs Kansas City.

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