Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction
Will David Price be able to go on the road and beat one of his former teams when the Boston Red Sox face the Detroit Tigers at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
915 Boston Red Sox at 916 Detroit Tigers
Friday, July 20, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: NESN (Bos); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -185 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +165 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 83 percent going on Boston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Boston leads AL
Boston comes out of the All-Star Break with the best record in the American League. The Sox have won nine of their last 10 and now sit at 68-30 overall and 34-17 on the road. Boston is putting up 5.41 runs per game while allowing just 3.74 per contest.
David Price is getting the start for the Tigers this evening. He has started 19 games this season and has a 10-6 record with a 4.42 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Price has pitched 108.0 innings this season and has 109 strikeouts with 34 walks.
The Tigers won their last game before the break, but had lost six straight prior to that. Detroit sits at 41-57 overall and 25-23 at home this year. The Tigers are averaging just 3.94 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.65 per contest.
Matthew Boyd is getting the start for the Tigers this evening. He has started 18 games this season and has a 4-8 record with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Boyd has pitched a total of 98.1 innings this season and has 87 strikeouts with 36 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won their last four against AL Central opponents and 10 of Price’s last 12 starts.
The Tigers have won six of Boyd’s last seven home starts. However, they have lost 14 of his last 20 starts against a winning team.
These two teams are on very different paths. Boston is clearly a top contender for the World Series while the Tigers are in rebuilding mode. I don’t see the Detroit hitters being able to contend with Price and the Boston bullpen. The Red Sox should also be able to get some runs on Boyd, who has been struggling in recent weeks.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -185