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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – June 2, 2017

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Predictions, Picks and MLB Preview – June 2, 2017

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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Preview

Where: Comerica Park – Detroit, Michigan

When: Friday, June 2, 2017 – 7:10 PM ET

Line: Chicago White Sox (+150) vs. Detroit Tigers (-170); total: 8.5 – view all MLB lines

TV Broadcast: WGN / FS-D


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Betting on the Chicago White Sox (24-28)

Moneyline: +150

It looks like the consistently inconsistent White Sox are gearing up for another losing streak. After winning four of five games, they have now dropped two straight and allowed 17 runs in doing so.

Such a trend from the team has been on full display in the last couple of weeks. On one series, they are outscoring opponents, 26-3, and on the next, they are getting scored on 18 times in just three games.

Eight-year veteran Derek Holland (4-4, 2.37 ERA) is stepping to the mound with hopes of quickly halting an ugly stretch. He was solid in his last two starts, as he was able to retire 14 batters while only giving up 2 runs on 13 hits across 14 innings. The Tigers’ batters are 20-for-78 against him all-time (.256),

On offense, the White Sox now have a third man to rely on – Tim Anderson is hitting .353 in his last 17 outings (22-for-65, 11 runs, four homers, nine RBIs) and should soon be a known threat from the team, alongside Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu.

The White Sox won three of their four meetings with the Tigers last week. They went 41-for-135 (.305), with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

Betting on the Detroit Tigers (25-28)

Moneyline: -170

After an 11-game roadtrip, the Tigers are finally back on their home field. They will be coming off a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals, where they had 10 hits, six RBIs, and a pair of homers.

Like the White Sox, however, the Tigers are being hot-and-cold, as they have been alternating Ws and Ls for five straight games. In the victory against the Royals, they actually went scoreless in the last five innings.

Nevertheless, we should still see Detroit have their usual guys be productive – Victor Martinez, who leads the team in hits and RBIs, and is batting a .319 in his last eight games, and Justin Upton, who meanwhile leads the team in runs, homers, and stolen bases, while also hitting .323 in his last eight games.

As for the starting pitcher duties, Michael Fulmer will be tapped next. He’s 5-3 with a 2.65 ERA this season, but has lost in his last two starts. The White Sox are collectively batting .259 against him (21-for-81).

Writer’s Prediction

The Tigers (-170) win, 4-3.

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