Quick Pitch: White Sox at Tigers

Sanchez is 5-1 at home this season with a 1.64 ERA


 

The Chicago White Sox will wrap up their series in Detroit this afternoon and look to left-hander Chris Sale for a chance to steal a series vs. the division leaders. Sale faced Detroit three times in 2012 and all three games stayed under the number but that was thanks more to a lack of Sox offense than anything else. Here’s a quick look at those matchups by SportsDatabase.com:

 

starter=Chris Sale and o:team=Tigers

 

Detroit starts with Anibal Sanchez today and Sanchez has had a nice run of success at home this year that should continue today against the weak-hitting White Sox. Sanchez last five home opponents average 4.07 runs per game (RPG) on the road and the Sox sit in the bottom third of the league at a paltry 3.79 RPG.

 

The home plate umpire (HPU) is Chad Fairchild and he’s helped the Tigers to a 6-1 record in home games but his American League record since September, 2009 is 15 overs, 34 unders and 3 pushes. Those betting trends are displayed with this baseball link:

 

umpires [0]=Chad Fairchild and H and league=AL and date>=20090927

 

This is an early start and the MLB odds on the Tigers are too high for our liking but with a total of 7.5 Under (-116), we think there is value here on the under.

Pick: Take the White Sox and Tigers to stay “Under” 7.5 runs

 

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