Tigers vs. White Sox Free Pick 7/7/22

by | Jul 7, 2022 | mlb

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox

Date: Thursday, July 7th, 08:10 ET

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field

TV: NBCSCH

Money Line: Tigers 190 / White Sox -230 (Get better lines >>> Getting the best price on odds is a MAJOR part of winning!)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Detroit: Beau Brieske (1-6, 4.54)
Chicago: Dylan Cease (7-3, 2.51)

Tigers Projected Lineup

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

White Sox Projected Lineup

AJ Pollock LF
Leury García 2B
Gavin Sheets RF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Seby Zavala C
Luis Robert CF
José Abreu 1B
Tim Anderson SS
Andrew Vaughn 1B
Dylan Cease P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Detroit Tigers: 34-47-0 SU / OU 29-48-4 / Run Line W/L 39-42-0
Chicago White Sox: 39-41-0 SU / OU 39-37-4 / Run Line W/L 37-43-0

The Chicago White Sox host the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, July 7th 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 (-230), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The Detroit Tigers will look to pick up another big win, after they defeated the Guardians by a score of 8-2. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 2 runs on 8 hits. The Tigers benefited from an offense that generated 8 runs on 9 hits. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 140.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.5 runs. Even with this game going over the total, Detroit still has an over-under record of just 29-48-4.

The Tigers are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +15. Their hot play has been driven by an offense that typically averages 3.20 runs per game. But, over this stretch this figure has bumped up to 6.4 Detroit’s overall series record is just 7-15-4.

In their last game, the White Sox picked up a close win over the Twins by a score of 9-8. Chicago’s pitching staff gave up 13 hits, leading to 8 Twins runs. At the plate, the White Sox scored 9 times on 14 hits. In the game, Chicago was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -120.0. So far, the team has won 54.0% of the games in which they were favored. The White Sox and Twins went over the run total line set at 8.0 runs. For the season, the team’s over-under record is 39-37-4.

In their last 5 games, the White Sox have put together a record of 3-2. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +3 (last 5). Compared to their season average, the White Sox come into this game swinging the bats well, averaging 6.4 runs per game. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 11-12-3.

Pitching Matchup

Detroit will roll with Beau Brieske (1-6) as their starter. To date, Brieske has an ERA of 4.54 while lasting an average of 5.32 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.247. Home runs have been an issue for Brieske, as he is allowing an average of 1.82 per 9 innings pitched. Brieske has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 16.0% and a per game average of 3.54. Command has been a problem for Brieske, as he is giving up 2.99 walks per outing.

The Chicago White Sox will send Dylan Cease to the mound with an overall record of 7-3. In his previous outings, Cease has lasted an average of 5.38 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.51. So far, batters are hitting just 0.209 against him. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.73 home runs allowed per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Dylan Cease has a strong K% of 34.0%, including a per game average of 7.81. Cease comes into the game hoping to improve his walk numbers, as he is averaging 4.19 free passes per outing.

Detroit vs Chicago History

For the season, the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will be playing their 7th game of the season. Chicago holds the edge in the series at 5-1. The over-under record in this series sits at 4-2. The average run total in these games is 9.32 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 5.67 runs. Dating back to last season, Chicago picked up 12 wins compared to 7, taking the season series. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 9-9, with the average run total being 9.32 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.63 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Prediction

Heading into Thursday’s AL Central matchup between Detroit and Chicago, the White Sox are the heavy favorite to pick up the win. Chicago has now won 4 straight games with Cease as the starting pitcher. During this stretch, he has given up just 2 earned runs. Look for the White Sox’s advantage on the mound to be enough to pull out a multiple-run win. I like Chicago on the runline.

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