Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers MLB Pick – June 13

The MLB is set up with another strong slate of baseball on June 13. Ten games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. These two teams have been struggling throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 7:10 PM Eastern time.

Chicago has earned a record of 27-31 throughout this season, which has them in third place of the AL Central. The White Sox have lost two games in a row and six of their last ten. Chicago sits three and a half games back on a wild card spot. The White Sox will look for a fast start on the road in this one.

The Tigers have put up a record of 24-35 so far on the season, which has them in fourth place of the AL Central. Detroit is coming off a loss in their last game, but is 5-5 in their last ten. The Tigers are seven games back on a wild card spot and will look to avoid falling further. Detroit will look to step up early at home on Monday night.

These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a win in this one. The White Sox have been one of this season’s bigger disappointments after a strong showing the last couple of seasons. Detroit will look to continue to frustrate Chicago in this one. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Chicago White Sox -1 ½ (+125) -130 Over 8 ½ (+100)
Detroit Tigers +1 ½ (-145) +108 Under 8 ½ (-120)

 

Team Data Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers
Overall Record 27-31 24-35
Away/ Home Record 14-14 16-17
Batting Average .242 .218
Batting Average Away/ Home .258 .230
ERA 4.14 3.72
ERA Away/ Home 3.64 3.59

Betting Trends

Chicago White Sox

  • 4-7 in June
  • 2-1 when playing on Monday
  • 7-12 against divisional opponents
  • 12-16 in night games
  • 19-23 against right handed starter
  • 15-15 after a loss
  • 13-15 against team with a losing record

Detroit Tigers

  • 5-5 in June games
  • 3-2 when playing on Monday
  • 11-11 against divisional opponents
  • 10-16 in night games
  • 18-25 against right handed starter
  • 2-6 after getting shut out
  • 12-22 after a loss
  • 13-10 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up three times on the season. Miguel Cabrera had two RBI’s in the first game as Detroit walked it off with a 5-4 win. Eloy Jimenez and Yasmani Grandal both had two RBI’s in the second meeting as the White Sox won 5-2. Andrew Vaughn had four RBI’s in the third matchup to give Chicago a 10-1 win.

Offense

The White Sox have struggled a bit at the plate on the season. Chicago has hit a .242 batting average, which is 16th in the MLB. The White Sox have an OBP of .299, which is 25th in the league. Chicago has a .665 OPS as well, which is 27th in the MLB. The White Sox also have a batting average of .283 against righties this season.

Detroit has struggled even more hitting the ball this season. The Tigers have a batting average of .218, which is 28th in the league. Detroit has a .276 on base percentage, which is last in the MLB. The Tigers also have an OPS of .593, which is 30th in the league. Detroit has hit .267 against right handers this season.

Chicago has the edge at the plate in this one, but neither team has been great hitting the ball. The White Sox have been a bit better on the season, but will look to get going early in this one. The Tigers have struggled heavily to have any consistent offense this season. If either team can hit the ball well early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

Lance Lynn will likely make his season debut for Chicago in this one. Lynn started in 28 games last season, going 11-6 in those games. He posted a 2.69 ERA and a WHIP of 1.070 in those outings as he finished third in Cy Young Voting. Lynn will look to step up in his return to help the White Sox get their season back on track.

I expect Rony Garcia to get the start on the mound for the Tigers on Monday night. Garcia has earned a record of 0-1 throughout 11 appearances on the season. He has posted an ERA of 4.50 and a 1.000 WHIP in his 28 innings pitched. Garcia’s last start was against the New York Yankees. He gave up four hits and two runs through five innings in the no decision.

The White Sox will look for Lynn to come out strong in his debut to give the White Sox a huge edge on the mound. Chicago might have the better start in this one, but the Tigers have the better bullpen. Detroit’s relievers have a combined 2.82 ERA, while the White Sox bullpen has an ERA of 4.39 on the season.

Pick Overview

These two teams have struggled a bit as of late, but will look for a big win on Monday night. Chicago has blown leads in their last two games and will look to bounce back on the road in this one. I think Lynn will give a strong outing in this one, so if the White Sox offense can give him some support, I think they can win this one.

Bovada has Chicago listed as a -130 against the money line in this one. This implies that the White Sox will win this game around 56.5 percent of the time. I agree with this line with Chicago getting Lynn back. I think the team will rally behind his return early in this one. As slight favorites, I like the value on the White Sox to earn the road win.

The Bet
Chicago White Sox
-130
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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