Tigers vs. Red Sox Prediction
Can the Boston Red Sox remain dominant at home when they play host to the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, Junes 5, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: FSDT (Det); NESN (Bos)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +170 to prevail on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 78 percent going on Boston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers split with Yankees
The Tigers split a rescheduled doubleheader with the Yankees on Monday, but they are 5-2 over their last seven games. Detroit is 29-32 this season with a 9-18 record on the road. The Tigers are putting up 4.33 runs per game this season while allowing 4.59 per contest.
Artie Lewicki gets the start for Detroit this evening. He has appeared in six games this season, but has not made a start. He has pitched a total of 15.0 innings and has a 3.60 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP. Lewicki has 12 strikeouts with five walks.
Red Sox split at Houston
The Boston Red Sox split a four-game series at Boston this weekend, winning the last two games in the series. The Sox have also won five of their last seven. Boston is now 41-19 overall and 20-8 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.33 runs per game this season while allowing 3.83 per game.
Steven Wright gets the start for the Red Sox tonight. He is also making his first start of the year despite appearing in six games. Wright has a 2.25 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP through 16 innings of work. Wright has 14 strikeouts with 10 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won six of their last eight series openers and five straight after allowing two runs or less in their previous game.
Boston is just 1-4 in Wright’s last five starts, but they have won his last five starts against winning teams. They also are 41-17 in their last 58 against a losing team.
I don’t love the lopsided odds given the pitching situation, but the Red Sox have a more reliable bullpen and the more consistent offense. I don’t see either starter getting terribly deep into this game, but the Sox have the better bench and have the record they have for a reason.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -190