Upcoming Free Picks

Tigers vs. White Sox,
8-27-2017 - Expert Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#973 Detroit
#974 Boston
Red Sox

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:10pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Detroit Tigers

56 - 72


Boston Red Sox

51 - 77


Betting Trends


No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

Detroit Tigers (55-72 SU, 59-68 RL, 69-52-6 O/U) vs. Chicago White Sox (51-76 SU, 67-60 RL, 60-62-5 O/U)

MLB: Sunday, August 27, 2017, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois, 2:10 pm ET

Lines: Detroit -109, Chicago -101; Over/Under: 10.5

It’s the conclusion of a series between the bottom two teams in the AL Central in the Windy City. The Detroit Tigers play the final game of a three game set as they face the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon. Chicago won the opening game of the series by a 3-2 score Friday night to draw first blood. The pitching matchup for Saturday’s second game of the series saw Buck Farmer pitch for the Tigers against Chicago’s Carlos Rodon. First pitch in the contest is scheduled for 7:10 pm ET.

Detroit Tigers Struggling in August

Detroit has seen the wheels come off in the month of August as the loss in the opening game of this series dropped them to 8-15 on the month. The Tigers have faded out from the wild card race as they stood 10 games behind the Twins for the second wild card spot. Detroit lost in walk-off fashion Friday night. Victor Martinez (run) had three hits for the Tigers while Andrew Romine (run) added a pair of hits. Jose Iglesias drove in both Detroit runs. Justin Verlander recorded a no-decision after throwing seven innings: he allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Joe Jimenez (0-2) took the loss after allowing a run on two hits without retiring a hitter.

Matt Boyd takes the mound for his 20th appearance and 19th start of the season for the Tigers in this contest. He is 5-7 with a 6.24 ERA, a 1.755WHIP, 41 walks and 73 strikeouts over 92.1 innings of work this season. Boyd took the loss in his last outing, which came in a start against the Yankees at home Tuesday. He threw 2.1 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts in a 13-4 Tigers loss. Boyd is 0-2 with a 12.00 ERA, a 2.42 WHIP, seven walks and 12 strikeouts over 12 innings in his last three starts. He makes his eighth career start against the White Sox here: he is 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA and a 1.812 WHIP over 33.2 innings of work. Boyd is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.897 WHIP over 22.2 innings in five career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago White Sox Playing Better With No Pressure

Chicago is 10-14 in the month of August but they have won five of their last seven entering Saturday’s contest. The White Sox are still the worst team in the American League but they are getting a chance to see what their young talent can do. Jose Abreu (two runs, RBI) and Yolmer Sanchez (RBI) each had two hits in the win while Avisail Garcia knocked in the other Chicago run. Miguel Gonzalez recorded a no-decision after going eight innings and allowing two runs on seven hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Juan Minaya (2-1) worked a scoreless ninth, striking out one, for the win.

Lucas Giolito is expected to make his second start of the season for the White Sox in this contest. He is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP this season at the major league level. Giolito took the loss in his White Sox debut, which came Tuesday at home against the Twins. He allowed four runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts over six innings in a 4-1 Chicago defeat. In his eighth major league appearance and sixth career start, Giolito faces the Tigers for the first time. His season debut marked the first time he had pitched at Guaranteed Rate Field. Giolito was 6-10 with a 4.62 ERA, a 1.407 WHIP, 59 walks and 134 strikeouts over 24 starts covering 128.2 innings for Triple-A Charlotte of the International League.



  • Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games


  • White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
  • White Sox are 3-13 in their last 16 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30

The battle of the worst teams in the AL Central isn’t going to draw a ton of eyeballs and that’s to be expected. Giolito was a marquee piece in the deal that sent Adam Eaton to the Nationals during last offseason. He is expected to be an impact arm for the White Sox going forward but it will take time for him to get up to speed at the big league level. Detroit is inconsistent as they have really floundered of late. Boyd was rocked in his last outing, but he should have a shot to rebound here. The Tigers pick up a win in a back and forth contest here.

Pick: Detroit Tigers -109

Chris Kubala

Christopher Kubala has been crunching stats and following sports for over 30 years. His in depth analysis and passion for sports have led him to writing books about sports, regularly being featured on sports talk radio and as the go-to person for any obscure trivia. He keeps an eye on transactions and statistics like a hawk, especially when it comes to football, both the NFL and college, the NHL, the NBA and college basketball and MLB.


Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Monday, Feb 18
#851 Virginia -5
#852 Virginia Tech 121.5
View Pick
#853 Illinois 135.5
#854 Wisconsin -10.5
View Pick
#855 Kansas State -6.5
#856 West Virginia 134
View Pick
#857 TCU -3
#858 Oklahoma State 143
View Pick
#37 Arizona 6
#38 Calgary -230
View Pick
#39 Tampa Bay -130
#40 Columbus 6.5
View Pick
#41 Ottawa 6.5
#42 Chicago -150
View Pick
#43 Vegas -125
#44 Colorado 6
View Pick
#45 Boston 6
#46 San Jose -145
View Pick
#47 Washington -135
#48 Los Angeles 5.5
View Pick
Tuesday, Feb 19
#601 Dayton
#602 Davidson
View Pick
#603 Wake Forest
#604 Notre Dame
View Pick