Red Sox vs. Tigers MLB Prediction

Red Sox vs. Tigers, 8/5/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The Red Sox and Tigers split the first two games of their three-game series and will play the finale on Thursday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. ET at Comerica Park in Detroit. When it comes to today’s matchup, what’s the safest bet?

Game Snapshot

913 Boston Red Sox (-135) at 914 Detroit Tigers (+115); o/u 10

1:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 5, 2021

Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Boston Red Sox DFS Notes

Kiké Hernandez homered, tripled and walked in Wednesday's defeat of the Tigers. Hernandez had gone a couple of weeks without a homer, but he's now hit in six straight to raise his average to .254. That's the highest he's been since late May.

Detroit Tigers DFS Notes

Jonathan Schoop homered, doubled and walked twice Wednesday against the Red Sox. Schoop could have helped a few contenders at the deadline, but since teams don't like to pay for second basemen, the Tigers opted to keep him around. He's hitting .285, and his 18 homers and 62 RBI are team highs.

Red Sox vs. Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

The Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus the Tigers and are 5-1 in their last six games at Comerica Park. They’re also 5-1 in their last six games versus American League Central opponents, are 12-5 in their last 17 games versus a team with a losing record and are 14-5 in their last 19 games when facing an opposing starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. On the other side, the Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a loss, are 43-90 in their last 133 games as a home underdog and are 22-61 in their last 83 home games versus a team with a winning record.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -135

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