25* AL Central GAME OF THE YEAR on Chicago White Sox -116
Chi White Sox vs. Detroit,
07/21/2012 16:05 EDT,
Score: 1 - 7
Money Line: -116 Chi White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are showing their best value of the season Saturday as just a small road favorite over the Detroit Tigers. Leading Detroit by just a half-game for the AL Central lead after losing to Justin Verlander yesterday, the Sox will be very determined to stay in 1st place.
Once again, Chris Sale is not getting the respect he deserves from oddsmakers. At 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA and 0.976 WHIP in 16 starts this season, Sale is a legitimate AL Cy Young contender. The Sox clearly have a huge edge on the mound in this one.
Rick Porcello is 6-5 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.593 WHIP in 18 starts this season for Detroit, including 2-3 with a 5.20 ERA and 1.608 WHIP in 10 home starts. The right-hander is also 4-4 with a 5.50 ERA in nine career starts against Chicago.
The White Sox are 8-0 against the money line in road games vs. an AL starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.500 to 1.600 over the last 2 seasons. The Tigers are 0-7 in their last 7 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150. Take this 15-0 system backing Chicago straight to the bank today. Bet the White Sox Saturday.