Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Preview 8/7/2008

MLB Betting Preview

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Thursday, 8:10 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: White Sox - 138 , Total 10 Under -115

Many people believed that the Detroit Tigers needed to sweep this series against the Chicago White Sox to stay in the Central Division race. That will not happen, but Detroit will try and get a win on Wednesday as Zach Miner faces Javier Vazquez. Miner is 5-4 on the season with a 3.77 ERA while Vazquez is 8-9 with a 4.66 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking White Sox at Home.

Miner allowed eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in his last start against Tampa Bay but got a no decision. He has not pitched well in his career at Chicago, going 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA.

The White Sox have gotten very little out of Vazquez recently. He did get a win against the Royals in his last start but before that game he had not won since mid-June. He went six innings against Kansas City and gave up five hits and two runs.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Tigers are 18-40 in their last 58 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Tigers are 6-20 in their last 26 games as a road underdog. The Tigers are 7-3 in Miner’s last 10 road starts. The Tigers are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.

SBG Global Current Line: White Sox - 140 , Total 10 Under -115

The White Sox are 20-8 in their last 28 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The White Sox are 35-16 in their last 51 games as a home favorite.

The White Sox are 9-3 in Vazquez’s last 12 home starts. The White Sox are 19-7 in Vazquez’s last 26 starts vs. the American League Central. The White Sox are 8-3 in Vazquez’s last 11 starts as a home favorite.

The Over is 4-0 in the Tigers last 4 Thursday games. The Over is 5-0 in the Tigers last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 6-1 in the Tigers last 7 overall. The Over is 6-1 in the Tigers last 7 road games. The Over is 8-2 in Tigers last 10 games as a road underdog. The Under is 5-1 in Miner’s last 6 starts as a road underdog. The Over is 4-1-1 in Miner’s last 6 starts vs. the American League Central.

The Over is 6-1 in the White Sox last 7 games as a home favorite. The Over is 5-1 in the White Sox last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 17-5-1 in the White Sox last 23 overall. The Over is 35-17-1 in the White Sox last 53 vs. the American League Central. The Over is 11-3-1 in Vazquez’s last 15 starts vs. the American League Central. The Over is 7-2 in Vazquez’s last 9 starts as a home favorite. The Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.

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