BlackJack’s Favorite Tuesday MLB Bet: Why I’m Eyeing Tigers-White Sox


David Richard-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Matthew Boyd

Tonight we have a full slate of MLB action going on, and there’s one game that’s dripping with value. We see this with divisional matchup most often, and tonight is no different.

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Probable starters: Matthew Boyd (5-6, 3.72 ERA) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (4-7, 6.12 ERA)

  • Tigers odds: -102
  • White Sox odds: -108
  • Over/under: 9
  • First pitch: 8:10 p.m. ET

The Tigers send Matthew Boyd and his 3.72 ERA to the mound tonight in Chicago. Boyd’s ERA, while fine on paper, is deceiving; in his past two starts, he has given up a combined nine earned runs.

The Tigers are 0-7 in Boyd’s past seven starts at Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit is 1-9 overall in its past 10 games, and only 15-22 on the road for the season.

The White Sox are a competitive group, nearing the .500 mark on the season, and they’ll send Reynaldo Lopez to the hill tonight. In his two starts against the Tigers this season, Lopez has put up the following numbers: 12 IP, 2 ER, 22 K and only 3 BB.

The fact that Boyd is a lefty doesn’t concern me; the Sox have a winning record against lefties on the season. You’re getting a better lineup, with a pitcher who has proven success against his opponent and an opposing starter who is struggling.

And best of all, you’re getting this bet at a short price (consensus line is -108 at the time of publication). This is a solid play that I absolutely love.

Let’s back the White Sox and cash those tickets!

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