Jun 13, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a RBI single during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox are -116 away favorites over the Detroit Tigers in an American League afternoon game slated for Wednesday, June 15
The ChiSox were 6-2 straight up in the last eight games against Detroit
All of the White Sox vs Tigers odds and predictions are assessed in the following story
The Chicago White Sox (29-31, 16-14 away) may have 99 problems but one of them isn’t the Detroit Tigers (24-37, 16-19 home).
Amidst a stretch of days which has seen pitcher Lance Lynn and third-base coach Joe McEwing engage in a heated argument in the dugout, fans chant for the firing of manager Tony LaRussa and closer Liam Hendriks go on the IL, at least the White Sox are maintaining their mastery of the Tigers.
Entering the final game of the three-game series at Detroit, the White Sox are 2-0. That’s extended the ChiSox record against Detroit this season to 4-1 straight up.
Oddsmakers are expecting Chicago to continue that Detroit dominance. The White Sox are set as -116 away favorites to complete the sweep of this series. Chicago also swept a three-game set at Detroit in June of 2021.
White Sox vs Tigers Odds
Chicago White Sox
O 9.5 (+100)
U 9.5 (-122)
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First pitch for Wednesday’s game at Comerica Park is set for 1:15 pm ET. The Motor City weather forecast is calling for sunny skies with cloudy periods, 13 mph wind and a searing temperature of 98 degrees.
At odds of -116, the White Sox are given an implied probability of victory of 53.70% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Chicago would deliver a payout of $18.60.
In the AL Division odds, the White Sox remain the favorites to win the AL Central. Chicago is the -115 chalk to earn the division crown. The World Series odds show the White Sox at +2500 and the Tigers at +100000.
Chicago vs Detroit Probable Pitchers
Activated from the IL, White Sox right-hander Vince Velasquez will be making his first appearance since May 24. He’s 0-1 with a 7.62 ERA in his last three starts.
La Russa confirms Vince Velasquez will start tomorrow afternoon. Will be reinstated from IL
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) June 15, 2022
Velasquez is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three road starts this season. The righty ranks among the bottom 3% of MLB pitchers in xSLG (.591), the bottom 4% in xERA (6.34), xwOBA (.400) and xwOBAcon (.482), and the bottom 5% in exit velocity (91.9).
He’s 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.95 WHIP in three career starts against the Tigers. At Comerica Park, Velasquez is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA, though.
Velasquez vs Faedo
By comparison to Martin, Tigers rookie right-hander Alex Faedo is an experienced big-league hurler. He’ll be making his eighth start of the season and of his career on Wednesday afternoon.
Faedo has worked at least five innings in each of his starts. He’s never allowed more than two earned runs in any of his starts. He’s only the sixth MLB pitcher since 1893 to work five or more innings and allow two or fewer earned runs in each of his first seven starts.
Another 💎 for Alex Faedo.
The @tigers’ No. 15 prospect has yielded two runs or fewer in each of his first 7 MLB starts. pic.twitter.com/ZgnWSVHtXA
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 8, 2022
Detroit is 4-3 when Faedo starts the game. This will be his fifth home start. Faedo is 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA at Comerica Park. He will be facing the White Sox for the first time in his career.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
White Sox Batters
Batting Average vs Faedo
Batting Average vs Giolito
Since no White Sox batter has faced Faedo, let’s look at trending hitters. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is batting .314 (16-for-51) with four homers and eight RBI in June. He’s already put together five multi-hit games this month.
JOSE ABREU BOMBS ONE 444 FEET 😱
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) June 14, 2022
For the Tigers, Miguel Cabrera is 3-for-4 (.750) when facing Velasquez, with two homers and 3 RBI. Tucker Barnhart is 4-for-6 (.667) with an RBI. Javier Baez is 1-for-2 (.500) and that one hit was a solo homer.
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White Sox vs Tigers Prediction
Detroit is last in the majors in OPS (.598), SLG (.319). stolen bases (12), home runs (31), and runs scored (169).
The Tigers are averaging 2.77 runs per game. They are on pace to be the first team since World War II to be that anemic offensively. It’s been a half century since any MLB team averaged less than three runs per game over the course of a season.
That being said, Faedo is displaying consistency on the mound. This looks like a game that Detroit can steal to avoid the sweep at the hands of the White Sox.
Pick: Detroit Tigers ML (-102)
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