Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers, 7/20/18 Prediction & Odds

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)

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

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.

Tigers struggling

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


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Braves vs. Astros Game 6 Prediction The Astros trailed 4-0 after the first inning of Game 5 and battled back to win 9-5 with their season on the line. Can they now even the series and force a Game 7...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Braves Game 3 Prediction With the World Series tied at one game apiece, the Astros and Braves will meet in Game 3 at 8:09 p.m. ET on Friday night. With Luis Garcia on the hill for Houston...
Thumbnail Braves vs. Astros Game 1 Prediction The World Series starts on Tuesday night with Game 1 between the Braves and Astros in Houston. Will the ‘Stros take the opening game as home chalk or is there a...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 6 Prediction The Dodgers’ season will be on the line tonight at 7:08 p.m. ET when they play Game 6 of the NCLS versus the Braves. With so much uncertainty surrounding L.A.’s pitching...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros Game 6 Prediction The Astros will look to deliver the knockout blow to the Red Sox’ World Series hopes in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. That said, with...