Boston dropped the first game in their weekend set with the Tigers but will send their 16-game winner Rick Porcello to the mound in an attempt to even the series. That may be a tough ask tonight as the Tigers call on their stud rookie Michael Fulmer to continue his dominance.
- The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 games at home with Fulmer as the starting pitcher.
- The Red Sox are 0-4 and 1-3 on the runline in their last 4 games against the Tigers.
- The Red Sox are 10-1 in their last 11 games with Porcello as the starting pitcher.
Porcello (3.30 ERA) will try to tie J.A. Happ for most wins in the league tonight and he’s probably wishing he was pitching at Fenway. The New Jersey native is 12-0 at home and just 4-3 on the road. He has pitched respectably away from home with a 3.70 ERA but will have to be sharper than that against a rookie who looks like the real deal.
Fulmer just keeps on keeping on in his debut season and now owns a 10-3 record and 2.25 ERA after throwing his first ever complete-game shutout when he faced the Rangers his last time up. The 23-year-old righty has only started five games at Comerica but has been borderline unhittable there hurling a 1.41 ERA in home starts.
Books have this game as a toss-up right now so if you can find some money on the Tigers moneyline, take it. Fulmer sits second behind only Chris Tillman for being the most profitable pitcher in baseball – and he’s started six fewer games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-2.7 win for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Detroit (64-57) will face the 67-53 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Boston injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Tigers rated this week at No. 8 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 3.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball’s No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.17 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 10 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 4-3 on Thursday behind a start from Matt Boyd at Comerica Park.
- Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston’s last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston’s last 19 games on the road
- Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
- Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, August 20th