Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago White Sox (56-55) vs Detroit Tigers (43-69)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Michael Kopech (4-8) (3.38) vs Daniel Norris (0-4) (6.90)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -230 / Detroit Tigers +208 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Guaranteed Rate Field. Both of these teams have been very disappointing so far this season. 

The Tigers come into this game with a 43-70 record overall and they have lost four games in a row. Over the last three games, the Tigers' pitching actually hasn’t been awful, but the offense has scored only seven runs total and that has led to the defeats. Overall the Tigers are averaging only 3.19 runs per game which is 30th in the league. Guys like Javier Baez haven’t been good enough, and it has led to struggles. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Chicago White Sox who sits with a 56-56 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. With every loss, the White Sox are falling more out of the playoff race, and this is a series where they really need a sweep. The White Sox have a talented lineup but just haven’t scored enough runs. The White Sox are averaging 4.26 runs per game. The White Sox have dealt with key injuries this year and right now Tim Anderson is out. 

On the mound for the Tigers is Daniel Norris who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 6.90. 

On the mound for the White Sox will be Michael Kopech who sits with a 4-8 record and an ERA of 3.38. In his last start against the Texas Rangers, he went 3.1 innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

 The White Sox is 4-1 in their last five home games. The under is 5-0 in Kopech’s last five starts. The under is 6-0 in Kopech’s last six starts against a team with a winning record.

Norris has struggled, and I expect the White Sox are going to find plenty of success scoring here. The Tigers' offense has also really struggled coming into this game scoring only seven of their last three games, and it’s not going to improve here. Back the White Sox on the run line to cash.

Shane’s Pick White Sox -1.5

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