Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

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Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers will make a road trip to Fenway Park to play the Boston Red Sox. Fox Sports Detroit will televise this AL matchup and the game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Boston (-205) is favored against Detroit (+187) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). There’s a runline of Tigers +1.5 (-115) and Red Sox -1.5 (-105) for this matchup.

The Red Sox are 9-13 straight up (SU) and 5-16 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 13.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.9 units ATS. Boston has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven. The Tigers have gone 10-10 SU this year and are 11-8 ATS. Overall, the club has accumulated 1.5 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 0.6 units ATS. Detroit is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Red Sox games have a 12-8-1 over/under record so far in 2019. Detroit has an over/under record of 7-12.

Matthew Boyd is getting the nod for the visiting Tigers. The southpaw Boyd is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 36 strikeouts. This will be his first outing against Boston this year. He made two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record with a 2.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

The Red Sox will send lefty Chris Sale (0-4, 8.50 ERA) to the mound. Sale has 14 strikeouts and five walks to his credit as well as a 1.56 WHIP. Sale only made one start against the Tigers in 2018 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts across six innings).

Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.22 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 8.95 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.29, along with a K/9 of 8.69.

The Tigers offense has slashed .218/.292/.346 on its way to 3.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos have led Detroit’s hitters. Cabrera is slashing .267/.349/.307 with 20 hits, six RBIs and six runs scored, while Castellanos (.261/.316/.406) is up to 18 hits, four RBIs and 10 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Boston’s pitching staff has given up 6.0 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 6.28 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 10.7 K/9.

The Boston hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .222/.301/.389 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Left fielder J.D. Martinez and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have led the Red Sox hitters this year. Martinez is slashing .350/.441/.563 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while the line for Bogaerts stands at .276/.364/.434 with 21 hits, 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

The Tigers have lost 1.1 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 4.5 units and are 1-6 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in four of those games, as opposed to three that’ve gone under.

Tigers vs. Red Sox Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven contests.
  • Detroit has posted 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • The Tigers have a team OPS of .638 this season, including an OPS of .568 against left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS sits at .693 overall and .719 against lefties.