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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-44) Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (51-57)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) vs. Casey Mize (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -185 Tigers +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Red Sox will be in Detroit to take on the Tigers for game 2 Wednesday at 7:10 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 7:10 ET.
Eduardo Rodriguez is going for the Red Sox and Casey Mize is going for the Tigers.
These teams met back in May and the Red Sox won 2 of 3 games.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have had a good season, but they come into this series struggling. They have lost 4 games in a row, the first time that has happened all year.
They are 2nd in the American League East with a record of 63-44. The Rays lead them by 1 game.
Boston got swept in a 3 game set with the Rays over the Weekend. Tampa Bay won 3-2 on Sunday. In that series, the Sox scored 10 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Nick Pivetta went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Eduardo Rodriguez has not been the pitcher that he has been in past years. He is 7-6 with a 5.60 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 3.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. Toronto won that game 13-1.
The pitching, especially the starters, have really struggled at times this year. The team has an ERA of 4.20 which is 16th best in baseball.
The offense was quiet in the Tampa series, but overall it has been good. They are scoring 4.95 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball.
Boston has hit 135 home runs which is 11th best in the game.
The Tigers have been a much more competitive team than they have been in past years. They have won 4 of their last 6 games.
At 51-57, they are 3rd in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 12 games.
Detroit split a 4 game set with the Orioles before this series. They won 6-2 on Sunday. In that series, the Tigers scored 17 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Tyler Alexander went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Sunday.
Casey Mize has been solid this year. He is 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA. His last start was against the Orioles on Thursday where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Tigers won this game 6-2.
Pitching for this team has not been great. They have an ERA of 4.58 which is 22nd best in the major leagues.
They are scoring 4.42 runs per game which is 15th best in the game.
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 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Red Sox are 21-8 in their last 29 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games on grass.
- 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.
- Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games with the total set at 9.
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Red Sox have to play better if they want to get back to the top of their division, plain and simple. I get that they cannot take Detroit lightly, but this is a series they must win.
Boston is the better team and they have done a good job taking care of lower teams. I look for them to do so on Wednesday.
Rodriguez was terrible in his last start, but I look for him to bounce back and for the Sox to get enough done against Mize in order to get a win.
I like the Red Sox on the run line.
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