Free MLB Pick: Tigers vs White Sox Odds
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(0-0) Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (0-0)
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2017
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: +125 Detroit
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: -1.5 Tigers
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Tigers open the 2017 season on the road against AL Central foe, the Chicago White Sox. Neither team made the playoffs last year and it appears that the division crown may be in Cleveland for the foreseeable future.
Detroit will start the season with former Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander taking the mound. Verlander finished second in last year’s Cy Young voting and has finished in the top five, five times since 2009.
Verlander is off of another strong season in 2016, he finished third in the league in innings pitched and led the American league in strikeouts last year; in addition, he was also near the top of the league in K/BB ratio.
However April has been historically the most difficult month for Verlander throughout his career.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox will have a different pitcher on the mound than they are used to having for Opening Day. Ordinarily this would be the game to watch, with Verlander and ace Chris Sale dueling each other on the season’s first day.
However Sale was traded to Boston last year, in return for top prospect Yoan Moncada.
Instead, the White Sox will start the veteran, and undervalued Jose Quintana, for his first ever Opening Day start.
Quintana is fresh off of an appearance in the WBC, he pitched just once, but pitched well while allowing only one run and one base runner in his start.
He’s also coming off of a great year in which he had an ERA of 3.20, good enough for 17th in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- DET are 20-6 in Verlanders last 26 starts vs. CHW.
- Over is 10-4 in CHW last 14 overall.
- DET went 8-5 against the CHW lin 2016
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
These teams are division rivals that many don’t expect to contend for a playoff spot this year. It may be billed as an ace versus ace matchup, yet Quintana isn’t at Verlander’s level and the White Sox’s bats are lacking.
Detroit should take advantage of the White Sox bullpen and pull away for the win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers
Verlander usually struggles early in the season, but this young White Sox lineup is tailor made for him to ease into the season.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 5 – CHW 2
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