Tigers vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 9/2/23

Chicago White Sox (53-82) vs Detroit Tigers (61-74)

Game Info: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Mike Clevinger (6-6) (3.32) vs Reese Olson (2-6) (5.10)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -116 / Detroit Tigers +106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers will head to the Southside for game one of their divisional series with the Chicago White Sox this Friday from Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit scrapped out a game one win last night, 4-2.

Tigers Preview & Projected Starter

Detroit moved to 61-74 after defeating Chicago. The Tigers got a strong outing from Eduardo Rodriguez to take the first contest, and they’ll look to double down here on Saturday. The Detroit offense is scoring 3.04 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Reese Olson (2-6, 5.10 ERA, 76 Ks) will take the mound for Detroit. The rookie pitcher came through with a solid outing against the Yankees last time out despite the loss, striking out ten thru just 4.1 innings, while allowing just one. Olson has still struggled with containment this season, giving up four runs or more in five of his last seven starts, but he has managed to clear seven strikeouts in three of his previous four appearances. Olson made his MLB debut in the Southside back in June (5 IP, 6 Ks), and he’ll look to deliver another solid start here on Saturday. 

Tigers Player Trends & Props

Riley Greene produced a pair of runs in the game one win, and he’s leading the Tigers in batting (.288), with 37 RBI.

Spencer Torkelson has scored a run in five of the previous seven games, and he leads Detroit in hits (113), home runs (24), and RBI (69). 

Kerry Carpenter has recorded a hit in seven of his last ten games, and he’s second on team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (55), while batting .283.

Matt Vierling has collected a hit in four straight games, and he’s posting a line of .260/7/30.


White Sox Preview & Projected Starter

Chicago enters at 53-82 after losing to Detroit. The White Sox couldn’t get anything going like night, and they’ll attempt to turn things around here in game two. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .292 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. 

Mike Clevinger (6-6, 3.32 ERA, 85 Ks) will take the mound for Chicago. The eighth-year righty capitalized on the home spot against Oakland, tossing a season-high ten strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball to earn his sixth win. Clevinger had a solid month of action, and after delivering a quality start in three of his last four outings, he’ll look to get the Sox back into the win column here. 

White Sox Player Trends & Props

Luis Robert plated one of the few runs in game one loss, and he leads the club in hits (132), home runs (35), and RBI (71). 

Andrew Vaughn has multiple hits in three straight games and he’s posting splits of .257/17/69.

Eloy Jiménez has doubled in back-to-back games, and he’s totaled fifteen homers and 53 RBI for the season, while leading the Sox in batting (.280).

Yoán Moncada has recorded a hit in eight of the previous ten games, while producing a run in three of his last six.

Corey’s Free Pick

Detroit came through for us last night, and I believe Chicago strikes back here Saturday. The White Sox will send Mike Clevinger to the mound, who’s pitcher pretty well since the All-Star break, and he should be able to handle the Tigers manageable lineup at home. After stalling on Friday, the Chicago bats should come alive for this contest, and I like backing them for game two of this divisional series. 

Corey’s Pick White Sox ML

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Friday 9/22/23 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.