Detroit Tigers (28-30) vs Boston Red Sox (40-19)Date : 06/05/2018
Time : 7:10 PM ET
Location : Fenway Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox will welcome the Tigers to Fenway Park to play in a three-game series. The Red Sox will be looking to reclaim the top spot in the AL East division while the Tigers are 2nd in the AL Central division.
Detroit Tigers's Latest Performance :
The Tigers are currently on a 4 game winning streak but they will face a tougher opponent the Yankees so I would predict that their winning streak should be over by the time they get to Fenway. The Tigers are coming off a very strong homestand but have struggled on the road all season long they are 9-18 when playing on the road this season. Coming into this series the Tigers are ranked 15th in scoring with 252 runs scored this season. The Tigers are now only 3 games behind the Indians for the top spot of the AL Central division.
The Tigers will definitely need Castellanos to play well against the Red Sox as he is the team leader in RBIs with 32. He has kicked his batting average into high gear this year his .342 mark is second in the majors behind Mookie Betts’ .359 average. He has six homers, 32 RBI, and 30 runs scored and his .384 on-base percentage and .536 slugging percentage. He will look forward to the challenge of trying to win against the Red Sox on their home field.
Pitching for the Tigers will be Matt Boyd. He let in four runs in seven innings and did not get a decision in Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays. His record holds at 3-4 with a 3.23 ERA in 11 starts, the task doesn’t get any easier as he will travel to play the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox will be returning home for a 6 game homestand starting Tuesday. The Red Sox will be playing the Tigers in a 3 game series, the Red Sox are the first team this season to win 40 games. The Red Sox batting depth this season is the reason why they are winning baseball games they compliment each other so well. Coming into this series the Red Sox are 1st in scoring with 311 runs scored this season. The Red Sox have been really solid at home this season they are 20-8 when playing at Fenway Park. The Tigers shouldn’t be a challenge for them with the way they are playing at home this season.
J.D. Martinez has been on fire for the Red Sox all season long, he is the team leader in RBIs with 50 on the year to go along with 19 homers. The fitting in very well with his new teammates and have solidified himself as one of the key players on the team. The Red Sox paid a steep price for him in free agency, but so far, he’s been worth every penny. This team will only get better and we are only a quarter into the season.
Pitching for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez. He gave up three hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Red Sox’s win over Toronto. He struck out seven Blue Jays while allowing just one free pass. Rodriguez lost his no-hitter in the fifth inning. He has now allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last five starts.
How Detroit Tigers & Boston Red Sox Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games on grass.
Tigers are 9-19 in their last 28 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
The Red Sox should be able to improve their home record to 21-8 on the season. With the way the Red Sox are playing at home makes them very hard to beat at home. Martinez and Betts will lead the Red Sox to another victory at home, after the strong homestand the Tigers will continue to look for answers on the road.
Betting trends for Detroit Tigers:
- Tigers are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. American League East.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 44-19 in their last 63 games vs. a right-handed starter.