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66-52 Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers 63-56
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Matt Boyd
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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After making a surge the Tigers have fallen back a little. Given that they are on the outside looking in at the moment this series is super important to their chance.
A sweep and suddenly it might be Boston on the outside. Boston is playing strong ball though and their offense is covering up their pitching. Mookie Betts…wow.
(I also just like writing Mookie Betts).
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First in runs, first in batting average and first in OPS. Those are the rankings of the Red Sox as they continue to try and outhit their mediocre pitching.
They just might do it too. I know David Ortiz is still a force but the Red Sox are in great hands long term with Betts and Bogaerts…Jackie Bradley Jr. has 19 homers too.
Talk about your killer Bs in Beantown.
Another killer B is on the hill here, Buchholz. This is his second start since being jammed back in the rotation because the Sawx were out of options.
The first didn’t go so great and this is another spot where he could get torn up by a good lineup.
Boston is desperately hoping he can regain his form of a year ago where he had a 3.26 ERA.
The Tigers won a couple of big games against Texas over the weekend but they have been kind of flat otherwise.
They are not pushing Cleveland as hard as they were a couple of weeks ago.
This team can still destroy any pitching staff any day. Miggy and V-Mart are the kind of professional hitters that make you pay and Ian Kinsler is quietly having a great season – he is second in the Majors in runs scored.
Detroit has its own struggles with pitching this year too. Early on Matt Boyd was terrible and was taken out of the rotation.
Since joining once again just before the All-Star break he has been much better, with his last start a true gem – 7 shutout inning on the road at Texas. He is not going to get a lot of Ks though.
The bullpen is OK but still not fearsome.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 14-3 in BOS last 17 road games.
- Under is 14-6 in BOS last 20 overall.
- Under is 14-6 in BOS last 20 on grass.
- DET are 2-7 in their last 9 overall.
- DET are 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass.
- Over is 9-4-1 in DET last 14 Thu. games.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The number on this one will probably be about even. I am not a big fan of Buchholz who has burned me too many times over the years. Even with that offense behind him I will probably go the other way.
Boyd definitely has the hot hand too.
Beating a first place team on the road in the middle of the season is pretty good stuff for someone of his calibre. Ride that momentum here.
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The Tigers need to start turning things around and they can win if Boyd is sharp or by bludgeoning Buchholz, preferably both.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 6 – Boston 4
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