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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-45) Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (52-57)
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Tarik Skubal
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -135 | Tigers +1.5
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 , Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The Boston Red Sox will have a tough task on their hands, as they travel to Comerica Park to take on the Detroit Tigers and Tarik Skubal on Thursday.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are now riding a 5 game losing streak and they have now slipped to second in the division trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by 1.5 games with the main reason for the losing streak being the offense, as they have only managed to score 10 runs in their last 4 games.
That is pretty unusual for an offense which many people consider to be the best in the entire league, but it really just looks like a temporary cold streak, as this team just has way too much talent with the bat to be held down for too long.
A lot of people already knew how good Rafael Devers is, but he is really starting to solidify himself as one of the better hitters in the league with 27 home runs and a .285 average and he will be one to look for in this game even if it is not the greatest individual matchup.
The Boston Red Sox will send Martin Perez to the mound who has been decent at times this year, but has really struggled recently allowing 12 runs over his last 3 games which spanned 14 innings of work.
The Detroit Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 games and they now lay just 5 games below .500 and that is a situation that was tough to see them being in earlier in the season when they looked like one of the worst teams in the league.
The Tigers do have a bit of an underrated batting lineup and a pair of young and exciting starting pitchers and one of those guys heads to the hill in this one with Tarik Skubal getting the call to the mound.
Tarik Skubal has a 4.53 ERA this year with a 6-10 record and while he is a hot prospect he is coming into this game off the back of a rough outing against the Baltimore Orioles where he allowed 4 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 4-9 in their last 13 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Red Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Red Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Tigers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League East.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Detroit Tigers are a bit of an undervalued and underrated team and with Tarik Skubal on the hill I think they can pick up this home win. The Boston Red Sox clearly have the advantage with the bats, but they have not exactly been hot lately and I don’t think a road game against Skubal and the Tigers is the spot where they get rolling again.
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