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2018 MLB Season
(1-4) Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (2-2)
Date:Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. James Shields
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -126
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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It was an up-and-down performance for Zimmermann in his first start of the season against Pittsburgh going six innings while giving up four runs on six hits to go along with a 1:8 walk-to-strikeout ratio.
Although it is a very tiny sample size, it was promising to see Zimmermann was able to strikeout a Pittsburgh team that is hard to strikeout. Also something to note is that although he owns a 6.00 ERA to start the season, his FIP sits at 0.83.
Detroit’s lineup has had their way with Shields owning a slash line of .298/.348/.508 to go along with 24 extra-base hits and 25 RBI in 181 at-bats. To note 14 of those extra-base hits have come from Miguel Cabrera.
In their last five games they are slashing .225/.304/.352 to go along with 18 extra-base hits and 21 RBI in 182 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox
For what feels like the norm for Shields now, he went six innings giving up four earned runs on five hits to go along with a 0:1 walk-to-strikeout ratio.
After posting an ERA of 5.23 and FIP of 5.83 a year ago, it seems Shields is destined to stink it up again from his first start this year. His fastball just isn’t what it used to be and batters are connecting on a pitch that he uses most often, so it is not going to end well for a pitcher who doesn’t induce many strikeouts.
Chicago’s lineup has done a solid job against Zimmermann hitting .352/.390/.563 while smacking eight extra-base hits and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats.
They have been tearing the cover off the ball in their first four games jacking 12 home runs to go along with a .564 SLG%! Their OPS is also very respectable sitting at .923.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- DET are 13-43 in their last 56 games on grass.
- DET are 12-39 in their last 51 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in DET last 8 road games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in CHW last 11 home games.
- DET are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
- Over is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction: Detroit prevails in a shoot out
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Detroit +116
Chicago has been hitting for power, but Zimmermann isn’t the type to give up home runs very often. Shields is just too hard to tamper with, especially against a lineup that hits well against him. Roll with the road team.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 7 – Chicago 6
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