Heading into game two of this AL Central matchup, the Tigers (64-77, 29-41 home) will send Tarik Skubal to the mound against the White Sox (55-86, 27-46 away) and José Ureña. Check out my pick for today's Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers game in Detroit.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS DETROIT TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago White Sox +165

This game will be played at Comerica Park at 6:10 ET on Saturday, September 9th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX:

  • The White Sox will be taking on a Tigers club that is just 2-3 over their last five games.
  • Over their last five games on the road, Chicago has a straight-up record of 3-2.
  • The White Sox have gone 1-2 in Tarik Skubal's last three starts.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS

For the season, the White Sox have put together a record of 55-86 and are 4th in the AL Central, putting them 19 games out of first place. Chicago's overall series record sits at 11-28-5. On the road, they have gone 27-46 and 28-40 at home.

José Ureña has been struggling with home runs this season. He has allowed a long ball in each of his five outings thus far, and his batting average and slugging percentage allowed stand at .325 and .771, respectively. Additionally, he has issued 14 walks while striking out nine batters.

In José Ureña's most recent start, the White Sox were unable to come away with a victory, falling 9-3 to the Phillies. The right-hander was charged with four runs on three hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.

With a season-long average of 4.1 runs per game, the White Sox are the 23rd ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .241, with an OBP of .295. In Chicago's last ten games, they are 11th in home runs, having gone deep 11 times in that span.

Luis Robert Jr. has been one of the White Sox's most reliable offensive contributors in 2023. He currently holds a .271 batting average, and has driven in 71 runs with 35 home runs.

WILL THE DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?

The Tigers will be playing their 141st game of the season today and are 3rd in the AL Central on a record of 64-77. So far, Detroit has won 41.4% of their games at home compared to 49.3% on the road. Against divisional opponents, the Tigers are 28-16 and have played a total of 46 series, going 17-24-5.

The Detroit Tigers will turn to Tarik Skubal, who has a 4-3 record through 11 appearances this season. The lefty has posted an ERA of 3.77, along with a K/9 figure of 10.36 and a FIP of 2.37. Additionally, Skubal has held opposing batters to an OBP of .270.

The Detroit Tigers earned a victory in Tarik Skubal's most recent start, defeating the Chicago White Sox 3-2. Skubal threw seven innings of work, surrendering five hits and two earned runs while notching the win.

Over their last five games, the Tigers are ranked 17th in the league in scoring at 3.4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4 per contest puts them 27th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Detroit is 20th, with an OBP currently sitting at .301. The team's collective batting average is .235 (20th).

Spencer Torkelson has been one of the Detroit Tigers' most potent offensive threats in 2023. The slugger is batting .232 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs on the season.