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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-44) Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (51-57)
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Garrett Richards (BOS) vs. Wily Peralta (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -135 Tigers +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 10
The Red Sox will be in Detroit to take on the Tigers for game 1 Tuesday at 7:10 ET.
Garrett Richards gets the start for the Red Sox and Wily Peralta will be going for the Tigers.
These teams played back in May and the Red Sox won 2 of 3 games.
Boston Red Sox
Overall, the Red Sox have had a good year, but they have lost 4 in a row. They will look to get back on track during this Detroit series.
The Sox are no longer in 1st place of the American League East. That now belongs to the Tampa Bay Rays who have a record of 64-42.
Boston lost to Tampa Bay 3-2 on Sunday which completed the sweep for Tampa Bay. They came into the series 1.5 games ahead of the Rays and ended the series 1.5 games behind.
Nick Pivetta went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Garrett Richards has not been great this year. He is 6-6 with a 5.15 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 4 innings and allowed 4 earned runs.
The starting pitching has not been great for this team so far. I was shocked that they did not acquire a starter during the deadline. The team has an ERA of 4.20 which is 16th best in the game.
The offense was not great during the Tampa series. It has been struggling to score runs during the last few weeks. They are now scoring less than 5 runs per game.
Boston has hit 134 home runs which is 11th best in baseball.
The Tigers got off to a very rough start, but they have played better as the year has gone on. They have won 4 of their last 6 games.
They have a record of 51-57 which puts them 3rd in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 12 games.
Detroit beat the Orioles 6-2 on Sunday.
Tyler Alexander went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Sunday.
Wily Peralta has been good since being put into the rotation. He is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA. His last start was against the Twins on Wednesday where he went 3.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. The Tigers won 17-14 in that game.
The pitching has not been great for this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.58 which is 22nd best in the majors.
Offensively, they are better. The team is scoring 4.42 runs per game which is 15th best in MLB.
Detroit has hit 123 home runs which is 18th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. the American League Central.
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day.
- Red Sox are 25-9 in their last 34 during game 1 of a series.
- Red Sox are 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 36-75 in their last 111 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Tigers are 45-98 in their last 143 games after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Tigers are 58-142 in their last 200 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Tigers are 21-60 in their last 81 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Red Sox did exactly the opposite of what they wished to do in the series against the Rays. Even though this team has been struggling, I have not totally lost confidence betting them. I look for them to bounce back after the off day and get a win on Tuesday.
Boston is the better team and they have done a good job so far taking care of teams that they are better than. Detroit is no easy opponent, but I like the Red Sox here.
Garrett Richards was good at times in his last start, but ultimately the home run ball did him in. He may not be great in this start, but I do feel he can do enough to help his team get a win.
I will go with the Red Sox as road favorites.
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