The teams played a doubleheader yesterday which has extended this series from four to five games. Gamblers that bet on MLB action might want to look at the home team here simply for the fact that it is such a long series.
MLB betting odds are going to favor Chicago, especially if Dontrelle Willis gets the start as expected for Detroit. Willis has been awful for Detroit this season going 1-3 with a 6.84 ERA as MLB betting stats show. In his last start he couldn’t find the plate at all, walking five and allowing five runs. Willis was pulled in the third inning. Both Willis and manager Jim Leyland argued about the strike zone in that game but looking at the highlights it didn’t seem like Willis could even come close to the strike zone. Taking Detroit when Willis is on the mound is a huge risk.
The White Sox should be popular with sports book gamblers that bet on MLB odds anyway since they have owned the Tigers of late in Chicago. Before yesterday’s DH they had gone 8-2 in the last 10 games against the Tigers. This has been a home team dominated MLB betting series in the past few seasons.
The Tigers have been nothing special on the road this season in MLB betting but at least they have not been horrible. Detroit leads a very weak American League Central Division but overall they don’t look like a strong team in MLB betting. Justin Verlander is the main reason they are in first place as he has simply been dominant of late. One thing that has improved for Detroit is their overall MLB betting numbers. The Tigers are in the Top 10 in both hitting and pitching as MLB betting statistics show.
There are not many MLB betting trends to consider in regards to the online sportsbook total. The over/under bet on MLB total is 9-9-2 in the last 20 games between the two teams. That could make predicting this MLB betting total a bit difficult at the sports book.