Free MLB Pick: Tigers vs White Sox Odds
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(1-0) Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (0-1)
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. James Shields
MLB Moneyline Odds: Detroit +140 | Chicago -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Detroit -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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We’re now past the top couple of pitchers for each team and, depending on the team, in the question mark zone for many teams. The first question mark for the Tigers this year is LHP Matthew Boyd, who made his debut in 2015.
Boyd pitched only 57 innings in 2015 and only 97 innings in 2016 after bouncing back and forth between AAA and the major league team.
He posted a 4.53 ERA in 2016 and didn’t do much that jumped off the page, posting about average to below average rates in K/9 and BB/9 and his groundball rate wasn’t great either.
His homerun rate, in his limited sample size wasn’t promising, giving up 1.57 per nine innings and his fly ball rate would’ve been near the top of the league as well.
Boyd is a flyball pitcher that gives up too many homeruns in a ballpark that allows the 8th most homeruns in park factor.
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox went all in last year, making several offseason moves to try to make the playoffs in 2016. It didn’t pan out and now the White Sox find themselves in a full rebuild after having dealt their ace pitcher Chris Sale.
Part of going all in was a midseason acquisition of James Shields, formerly one of the more effective and durable pitchers in the league.
Yet in 2016, Shields was the worst pitcher in all of baseball.
He posted a -0.9 WAR, 5.85 ERA and a 6.01 FIP; all worst in the league for qualified pitchers, yet still managed to pitch 181 innings.
Shields is a guy that has pitched a lot of innings over his time and it’s certainly possible that he doesn’t have many left.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2-1 in DET last 10 overall
- CHW are 2-7 in Shields’ last 9 starts
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Detroit has a better lineup and a better pitching matchup as Shields has one foot out the door on his playing days. Expect a high scoring affair with both starters lifted early.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8.5
Both pitchers have been unsuccessful preventing runs over the past year, and for different reasons. This has the makings of a high scoring game in a homerun friendly ballpark.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 7 – Chicago 6
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