Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox (39-42) vs Detroit Tigers (35-47)

Game Info: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Lucas Giolito (5-4) (4.90) vs Tarik Skubal (5-7) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -175 / Detroit Tigers +145 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will play the Chicago White Sox in Game 2 of their series at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday night.

The Detroit Tigers are 35-47 this season and have won five games in a row. Detroit won Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-1 on Thursday night. The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 261 runs with a .231 batting average and a .289 on base percentage. Javier Baez is batting .211 with eight home runs and 29 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 5-7 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 88.2 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago White Sox are 39-42 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Chicago lost two out of three games against Minnesota. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 343 runs with a .254 batting average and a .310 on base percentage this year. Jose Abreu is batting .290 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Lucas Giolito, who is 5-4 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 75.1 innings pitched this season.

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Detroit is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 11-23 in their last 34 road games. The under is 8-2 in Detroit’s last 10 Friday games. Chicago is 15-6 in their last 21 game two’s of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in Chicago’s last 6 games. The under is 4-1-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings in Chicago.

The Tigers were able to win as big underdogs on Thursday night by a score of 2-1. In this game, Detroit is starting Tarik Skubal, who has really struggled lately. Skubal has allowed 19 runs in his last four starts for the Tigers. For Chicago, Lucas Giolito has also struggled, but has pitched two solid outings in a row. Detroit is playing really well right now and I think they have decent value on the road here.

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