Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Pick – MLB, August 20, 2020

| August 20, 2020 6:04 am PDT

It will be a wrap up of their four-game series, when the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox lock horns at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Thursday, August 20. The White Sox have won the first two contests with ease and were undefeated in four straight encounters with the Tigers ahead of their Wednesday matchup. 

Chicago opened the series with a 7-2 victory. The White Sox improved to 13-11 on the season with a 10-4 win Tuesday night, while the Tigers dropped to 9-12.

I bring you the best Tigers vs. White Sox betting pick for the closer of this series, while you can also get more MLB picks and tips if you visit our daily betting picks section.

Tigers vs. White Sox Odds

Tigers +1.5 -125
White Sox -1.5 +105
Tigers to Win +166
White Sox to Win -180
Over 8.5 -115
Under 8.5 -105

The White Sox have won four of their first five meetings with the Tigers in 2020, playing as favorites on all five occasions. They’ve managed to cover the spread in all four wins, while the over has hit three times in the process.

Chicago opened as a -180 fave with a total of 8.5 runs in this one.

Of course, feel free to check out the leading baseball betting sites in order to find the alternative lines and track down the latest odds update.

Tigers vs. White Sox Preview

Spencer Turnbull will get the ball for the Tigers to close down the series with the White Sox. The righty is 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in four starts this season. He’s recorded 21 strikeouts in 22.2 innings of work while walking 11.

Turnbull is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in a couple of starts against the White Sox in his career.

Lucas Giolito will take the mound for the hosts, and he’s 1-2 in five starts this term, tallying a 4.88 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 32/15 K/BB ratio. The right-hander is 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA in seven starts against the Tigers.

Both Chicago and Detroit are scoring 4.71 runs per game and are tied for the 15th-best record in the MLB. The White Sox’s slugging percentage of .445 is the sixth-best in the majors, while their batting average of .257 is tied for the seventh-best.

On the other side, the Tigers are 18th in batting average (.234) and 16th in slugging percentage (.422).

Tigers vs. White Sox Betting Pick    

Lucas Giolito was the White Sox’s top ace in 2019. He hasn’t impressed in 2020, but Giolito faced some tough rivals, so I expect to see a bounce-back performance Thursday against the Tigers. He should provide a solid base for Chicago’s bats, but I’m sticking with the moneyline odds.

Simply, the White Sox have covered in for straight meetings with the Tigers excluding Wednesday’s game, so I won’t push my luck in this one.

  • White Sox to Win
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