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66-52 Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers 63-56
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: RICK PORCELLO (R) vs. MICHAEL FULMER (R)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 -120
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After starting off their weekend series with a day game on Thursday, the teams return to night baseball on Friday night in game 2 of the series.
Boston and Detroit are in the midst of their own heated division battles, which makes these games extremely important.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox continue their battle in the middle of a 3 team race for the AL East.
Currently, Boston sits in 2nd, 1.0 game behind Toronto and 1.0 ahead of third place Baltimore. As it stands right now, Boston holds that top Wild Card spot by that 1.0 game, but have just a 3.0 game lead on the rest of the pack.
The Red Sox continue to be baffled by where they’re currently at though in the standings. Entering play into this series, Boston has been playing as good as anyone, winning 6 straight games, which includes a short 2 game sweep in Baltimore.
They send out Rick Porcello on Friday night, who is enduring his best season in the MLB.
Porcello enters play with a 16-3 record, going 8-1 in his last 9 starts. His lone loss in that span saw him allow just 3 runs to Seattle, but get no offensive support.
Detroit is hanging around in the AL Central, trailing by 6.0 games to the Indians.
Still, the Tigers have the talent to make a push at the division title, but it’s time for things to start clicking here.
The Tigers have gone 2-8 in their last 10 entering this series and have dropped 3 straight games. It’s been late losses that have burned this team, along with the long ball from the pitchers hurting them.
The Tigers send out Rookie of the Year candidate Michael Fulmer here.
He’s certainly been the biggest surprise, carrying a record of 10-3 with a 2.25 ERA on the season.
Fulmer went into the hitters ballpark in Texas and pitched a complete game shutout against the best offense in baseball last time out. He’s been that good this season and has stepped up on numerous occasions for the Tigers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games.
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East.
- Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Tigers are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The importance of this series is huge.
This is one of the best pitching matchups we’ll see all season long as both have been quite the surprise and have been fun to watch.
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Expect runs to be at a premium here. Very low scoring with not many opportunities to score.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 3- Detroit 2
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