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Chi White Sox vs. Detroit,
08/06/2019 13:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 3
Total: +100/+9 Under
8* Under White Sox/Tigers (1:10 ET): These are two of the absolute worst teams in baseball and Tuesday they'll be "treating" us to a day/night doubleheader. Monday saw the White Sox prevail 7-4 here at Comerica Park. While the Tigers are now 32-76 w/ a -213 run differential (both worst in the league), don't be shy about selling the White Sox down the stretch. Though a more "reasonable" 49-61 on the year, they've actually been outscored by 114 runs, meaning they've eclipsed their expected win total by six games (they have roughly the same run diff as 40-74 Kansas City for a frame of reference). With these being two of the three lowest-scoring teams in MLB, Under seems like an easy call for Game 1 today.
The Tigers are abysmal. There's really no other way to say it. Yesterday was their fourth loss in a row (scored 4 runs in every game) and they are 4-19 since the Break. No team has scored fewer runs this year and they average only 3.2 per game here at home. If there is a positive for them, at least for this 1st game, it's that Daniel Norris will be on the mound. He's looked good recently w/ a 1.76 ERA his L3 starts. During that time, Norris has given up just three runs in 15 1/3 IP. He has a reasonable 3.96 ERA in eight career games vs. Chicago. The Under is 7-1-1 his last nine home starts.
White Sox starter Dylan Cease hasn't been as good as Norris recently, but at least he's backed by a bullpen that has been pretty sharp. Cease did go seven innings his last time out, which was the longest of his five starts so far. The last three have all stayed Under and two of the last four have seen Chicago get shutout. Even though the White Sox have scored 17 runs the past two games, they are still averaging less than 2.0 per game over the L8 contests while collectively batting barely over .200. Cease made his big league debut against the Tigers on July 3rd and gave up three runs in 5 IP. He'll likely pitch better this second go-around. 8* Under White Sox/Tigers