July 25, 2008

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers Preview 7/25/2008

MLB Betting Preview

Chicago White Sox (57-43) at Detroit Tigers (52-49)
Friday, 7:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Tigers - 122 , Total 10.5 Under -115

The Detroit Tigers have an excellent chance to gain ground in the American League Central as they host the first place Chicago White Sox on Friday. It is the first of a 10-game road trip for the White Sox who are 2.5 games in front of Minnesota and 5.5 ahead of Detroit. Chicago has struggled lately, especially the pitchers who have an ERA of 6.61 in their last 79 innings. The Chicago pitchers won’t get any help from a Detroit offense that is now sizzling. They have averaged 7.1 runs per game over the last 13 games. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Tigers at Home.

Detroit has won four straight and is finally playing well. “All I’m hoping for is to somehow be playing for something when September comes along,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said, “If we’re doing that, I’ll be happy.”

The Tigers go with Nate Robertson on Friday. He is 6-8 with a 5.69 ERA this season. He has given up five runs in three of his last four starts. He is 6-6 with a 5.02 ERA in his career against the White Sox.

Chicago sends Gavin Floyd on Friday. He is 10-6 with a 3.52 ERA. He is 3-4 on the road with a 5.40 ERA this season but he has pitched well against Detroit. He is 3-0 with a 1.39 ERA in his last five starts against Detroit.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Friday’s game. The White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. The White Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. the American League Central. The White Sox are 5-13 in their last 18 road games. The White Sox are 4-11 in their last 15 games as an underdog.

The White Sox are 5-1 in Floyd’s last 6 starts vs. the American League Central. The White Sox are 7-3 in Floyd’s last 10 starts. The White Sox are 3-9 in Floyd’s last 12 road starts. The White Sox are 5-1 in Floyd’s last 6 starts vs. the Tigers.

SBG Global Current Line: Tigers - 122 , Total 10.5 Under -115

The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. the American League Central. The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Tigers are 10-3 in their last 13 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Tigers are 13-4 in their last 17 games as a home favorite. The Tigers are 4-1 in Robertson’s last 5 home starts. The Tigers are 6-16 in Robertson’s last 22 starts vs. the American League Central. The Tigers are 1-5 in Robertson’s last 6 home starts vs. the White Sox.

The Over is 7-1 in the White Sox last 8 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the White Sox last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 17-5 in the White Sox last 22 vs. the American League Central. The Under is 13-6 in the White Sox last 19 road games. The Over is 5-0 in Floyd’s last 5 starts vs. the American League Central. The Under is 8-2 in Floyd’s last 10 starts as a road underdog. The Under is 5-0 in Floyd’s last 5 starts vs. the Tigers.

The Under is 4-1 in the Tigers last 5 games as a favorite. The Over is 4-0 in Robertson’s last 4 starts vs. the American League Central. The Over is 8-3 in Robertson’s last 11 starts overall. The Over is 4-0 in Robertson’s last 4 home starts vs. the White Sox. The Under is 40-17-3 in the last 60 meetings in Detroit between the two teams.

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