Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers, 7/21/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Boston Red Sox grind out another victory over the Detroit Tigers when the two continue their weekend series tonight at 6:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Boston Red Sox at 968 Detroit Tigers

Saturday, July 21, 2018

6:10PM 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 -170 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +155 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 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 wins opener

The Red Sox didn’t have much offense on Friday, but still managed a 1-0 win over the Tigers in Detroit. Boston improves to 69-30 overall and 35-17 on the road with the victory. Boston is putting up 5.41 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.74 per contest.

Brian Johnson is getting the start for the Red Sox on Saturday. He has appeared in 25 games, but started just four. He is 1-2 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Johnson has logged 49.1 innings this year and has 42 strikeouts with 17 walks.

Tigers struggling

The Tigers have dropped seven of their last eight games following Friday’s 1-0 loss to Boston. Detroit sits at 41-58 overall and 25-24 at home this year. The Tigers are averaging just 3.94 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.65 per contest.

Mike Fiers is getting the start for the Tigers tonight. He has started 18 games this season and is 6-6 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Fiers has pitched a total of 104.2 innings this season and has 76 strikeouts with 21 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox have won their last five against AL Central opponents and they have won Johnson’s last nine starts.

Detroit

The Tigers have won seven of Fiers’ last eight home starts, but they are just 3-15 in their last 18 games on grass.

Prediction:

Johnson hasn’t been logging big innings when he is on the mound, but he is doing a decent job of limiting runs. Given he is facing a struggling Detroit team, I think he will be just fine and his bullpen can handle the rest. Fiers may give Detroit a chance when he’s on the mound, but I don’t trust the Tigers bullpen to finish the job in the end. Boston has too many hitters that Detroit doesn’t.

 

The Pick: Boston Red Sox -170

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