Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs Tigers Odds
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(68-53) Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (64-58)
Date: Sunday August 21st
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
MLB Betting Lines: Tigers -133
MLB Betting Total: 9
Probable Pitchers: Red Sox LH Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.11 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Justin Verlander (12-7, 3.44)
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The Red Sox and Tigers meet on Sunday afternoon for the finale of a three game set at Comerica Park. The Tigers have won four of five games against the Red Sox this year.
On the mound for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez and for the Tigers it will be Justin Verlander. Rodriguez is 2-5 with a 5.11 ERA on the season while Verlander is 12-7 with a 3.44 ERA.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have the best offense in baseball and they don’t plan on slowing. Boston is first in the league in runs (669) and they lead the league in average (.286).
David Ortiz leads the Red Sox with a .317 average to go along with 28 homers and 95 RBI.
Mookie Betts has been magnificent with a .316 average and 28 homers and 89 RBI.
Boston has also gotten strong production from Xander Bogaerts as he is hitting .311 with 14 homers and 69 RBI.
The Red Sox are 5-8 in 13 Rodriguez starts this year.
Rodriguez is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA on the road this season.
The Tigers have struggled over the last few days as they’ve lost four of their last five games. A big reason has been their lack of hitting in that stretch. Detroit has scored three runs or less in their last five games.
Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers in multiple categories. Cabrera is hitting .308 with 27 homers and 78 RBI.
Victor Martinez is hitting .300 with 22 homers and 71 RBI.
The Tigers are 14-11 in 25 Verlander starts this year.
Verlander is 7-4 with a 3.39 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- The Red Sox are 3-7 in Rodriguezs last 10 starts.
- The Red Sox are 2-5 in Rodriguezs last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Red Sox are 1-4 in Rodriguezs last 5 starts vs. American League Central.
- The Tigers are 20-6 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- The Tigers are 21-8 in their last 29 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Tigers are 19-7 in Verlanders last 26 starts during game 4 of a series.
- The Tigers are 43-20 in Verlanders last 63 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Tigers have a big edge with Verlander on the mound.
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Both teams can really hit the ball well but it’s hard to see the Red Sox succeeding more against Verlander than the Tigers would against Rodriguez.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Detroit 6 Boston 4
Look for the Tigers to pick up a narrow win.
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