Chicago White Sox (15-32) at Detroit Tigers (21-28)
MLB: Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:10 PM ET (Comerica Park)
Line and Odds: Tigers -111/White Sox +101 – Over/Under: 9
FREE MLB Pick Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
The Chicago White Sox (15-32) are coming off a split four-game series with Baltimore Orioles. The White Sox have had plenty of early-season struggles, including a stretch of 13 losses in 15 games earlier this month. Chicago’s pitching staff has had their struggles, holding a 5.00 earned run average as a team, ranking 28th in the MLB. They also rank second to last in the league in WHIP. Reynaldo Lopez (1-3, 2.98 ERA) will get the nod for the White Sox on Friday. Lopez picked up his first win of the season in his last start when he held the Rangers to two hits in eight innings of work. Lopez has given up two earned runs or less in seven of his nine starts this year.
The Detroit Tigers (21-28) won their last game against Minnesota to end their five game losing streak. This game will start a 12-game home stand where the Tigers will look to turn their fortune around. Despite being seven games under .500, the Tigers still remain 3.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. Mike Fiers (4-3, 4.57 ERA) will get the start for the Tigers. Fiers gave up four runs in five innings of work and suffered a loss in his last start. Fiers has given up two home runs in four of his eight starts this season. Over the last three years, Fiers is 1-0 against the White Sox with a 1.46 ERA in two starts. In his first start of the year, Fiers pitched six shutout innings against Chicago.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox
5-1 ATS in last 6 games
7-16 SU in last 23 games
9-4 ATS in last 13 road games
10-5 ATS in last 15 games
1-5 SU in last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
FREE MLB Pick Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
Both of these teams have really struggled so far this season. This 12 game home stand will be an opportunity for the Tiger to gain some momentum. Reynaldo Lopez will look to pitch well in back-to-back games after giving up only two hits in eight innings in his last start. Despite having a losing record, Lopez has pitched well this year, shown by his 2.98 earned run average. He has suffered from a lack of run support from his offense time and time again. I think Lopez shows up and pitches well and his offense gives him just enough help to come out with a victory.
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