Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction
After a surprising 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, can the Detroit Tigers manage to earn a series win when they finish things off with Boston today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 22, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: NESN (Bos); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are the heavy favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -360 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +290 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 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 quiet after the break
The Red Sox were silent at the plate for the second night in a row in a 5-0 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. They have scored 1 run over two games since the break. Boston falls to 69-31 overall and 35-18 on the road with the loss. Boston is putting up 5.31 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.72 per contest.
Chris Sale will get the start for the Red Sox this afternoon. He has started 20 games this season and has a 10-4 record with a 2.23 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. Sale has pitched 129 innings this season and has 188 strikeouts with 31 walks.
Tigers pick up big win
The Tigers earned a solid win on Saturday behind surprisingly good pitching against a dangerous Boston lineup. Detroit sits at 42-58 overall and 26-24 at home this year. The Tigers are averaging just 3.91 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.57 per contest.
Blaine Hardy gets the start for the Tigers on Sunday. He has started 8 games this year and appeared in 18 total. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Hardy has 41 strikeouts and 14 walks over 54.1 innings this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won Sale’s last four starts and 11 of his last 13 road starts against a team with a losing record.
The Tigers have lost 21 of their last 26 overall and they have dropped 16 of their last 21 games on grass.
Sale has been dominant on the mound in his last four starts, allowing just 1 earned run over 27 innings. That includes at least 11 strikeouts in each start. He should be able to mow down this Detroit lineup today. Hardy has some respectable numbers, but isn’t used to starting a great deal and faces a Boston lineup that has to snap out of this funk today. The Sox are too good a lineup to be held to just one run again.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-210)