Tigers vs. Red Sox Prediction

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, 6/7/18 Prediction & Odds

Will the Boston Red Sox cruise to another win over the Detroit Tigers when the two meet up again tonight at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

913 Detroit Tigers at 914 Boston Red Sox

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:10PM ET – Fenway Park

TV: ESPN

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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 -175 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +160 to prevail on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 55 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 quiet at the plate

The Tigers have struggled at the plate in the first two games of this series, losing 6-0 on Tuesday and 7-1 on Wednesday. Detroit is now 29-34 this season with a 9-20 record on the road. The Tigers are putting up 4.21 runs per game this season while allowing 4.65 per contest.

Matthew Boyd gets the start for the Tigers today. He carries a 3-4 record with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Boyd has pitched a total of 64.0 innings this season and has 48 strikeouts with 22 walks.

Red Sox win third straight

The Red Sox have won four straight games following Wednesday’s victory. The last three have all been by six runs. Boston is now 43-19 overall and 22-8 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.37 runs per game this season while allowing 3.73 per game.

Jalen Beeks gets the start tonight for the Red Sox. He is making his MLB debut today. Meeks is 24 years old and comes from Arkansas. He was a 12th round draft pick in 2014.

MLB Betting Trends

Detroit

The Tigers are 4-11 in their last 15 road games against left-handed starters and 3-7 in their last 10 games when Boyd had started on four days of rest.

Boston

The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five against AL Central opponents and 43-17 in their last 60 games against a team with a losing record.

Prediction:

While Boyd has been good on the mound, I don’t care for his bullpen against this Boston lineup. The Red Sox have the ability to put up runs quickly while the Tigers have really struggled at the plate in this series. Even with a rookie on the mound, I still feel good about Boston getting the job done.

 

The Pick: Boston Red Sox -175

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