Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Odds, Line, Pick and Prediction – August 13
The Chicago White Sox will host the Detroit Tigers Saturday evening. The White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Friday to improve to 57-56 on the season. The Tigers now sit 43-71 on the year. Detroit has a terrible 18-38 road record this season. After Friday’s loss, they have now lost 23 of their last 30 games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Chicago will send Lucas Giolito for Saturday’s contest. He is 8-6 with a 4.91 ERA over 20 starts. He’s had a disappointing campaign, but he still has time in the season to get back to his dominant self. This Tigers offense is averaging just 2.7 points per game over their last seven games.
Recently, Giolito has been better. Giolito has an expected FIP of 3.75, so his performance is likely to improve by the end of the year. Interestingly, the White Sox right-hander has been very bad at his stadium.
He has a 5.98 ERA in eight home starts. He also struggled against the Tigers in July. He’s allowed five earned runs, but maybe his recent starts indicate he’s finding his groove.
Matt Manning will be on the hill Saturday for Detroit. He’s made four starts and holds a 2.25 ERA in 20 total innings. At the last start he was solid and he will look to build on that success. Last week, Manning threw seven shutout innings, giving up four hits, while he hit seven in a loss to the Tampa Bay Stingrays.
The White Sox offense he will face ranks 19th in points per game, and in their last seven they have averaged a meager three points per game. Look for Manning, who has been excellent at the minors this season, to try to neutralize this White Sox formation.
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Match Details
Fixation: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
Date and hour: Saturday, August 13, 7:10 p.m. EDT
Venue: Land at guaranteed rate, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds
Chicago White Sox top picks vs. Detroit Tigers
Jonathan Schoop enters Saturday batting .303 against Giolito in 33 at bats. Seven of those ten hits are singles, so look for Schoop to keep seeing the ball away from the White Sox right-hander.
Pick: Jonathan Schoop Over 0.5 singles (+105)
Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction
The Tigers are on a five-game losing streak right now, and they’ll look to end it on Saturday. They also have a terrible record at this stadium, but Manning has shown promise.
Last night’s game saw both teams struggle to put together any sort of attack, so expect the same on Saturday. The total is down in eight of nine for Chicago after a win. He’s also dropped in all four of Manning’s starts this year, so look for another low-scoring affair.
Prediction: Under 8 (-115)