White Sox-Tigers Free Friday Play

On August 24, 2018, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

By Stephen Nover

White Sox at Tigers Under 9 minus $1.20

First off, we’re not talking about two good offenses here. The White Sox rank 23rd in runs scored. They are minus Jose Abreau, who leads them in homers, RBI’s and runs. The Tigers are even worse offensively rating 26th in runs.

Detroit has its best starter going, Michael Fulmer. He’s making his first start since going on the DL July 20 because of an oblique injury. Fulmer looked good in two minor league rehab starts not allowing a run in six innings while striking out 11. Fulmer’s fastball was clocked at a season-high 98 mph.

The under has cashed in six of Fulmer’s last seven big league starts. Fulmer is backed by two good backend relief pitchers, Joe Jimenez and closer Shane Greene, who has 27 saves.

Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez has made four starts against the Tigers this season and has a respectable 3.24 ERA against them. The Tigers cobbled a starting lineup against the White Sox on Thursday that had five players batting less than .234.

Both the weather forecast and scheduled home plate umpire are strong points for a low-scoring game, too. The wind will be blowing in at 10-12 at Comerica Park, which is a good pitcher’s park. Adam Hamari is slated to be behind the plate. The Under has cashed 32 of the past 49 times (65%) the last two years when he’s been the home plate umpire.

(Editor’s note: Stephen Nover has a powerful run line play and his August Preseason Game of the Month going today in addition to this free selection. Please message or email him at scriber26@gmail.com if you want to find out about his sports service and Westgate football contest proxy service.)


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