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Tigers vs. Red Sox - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (49-61) at Detroit Tigers (53-56)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)

Henry Owens (0-1) (5.40) vs. J Verlander (1-4) (5.05)

The Line: Detroit Tigers -118 / Boston Red Sox +108 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN, FSDT

The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 127 hits and 53 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 101 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost six of their last eight road games. Henry Owens gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Owens’ first career game against the Tigers.

Tigers vs. Red Sox - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 132 hits and 50 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 95 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last 10 home games. Justin Verlander takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 5.05 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 3-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 2-9 in their last 11 road games. The Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-9 in Verlanders last 10 starts. The Tigers are 1-4 in Verlanders last 5 starts vs. Red Sox. 

The Red Sox continue to stink the joint up on the road like they have much of the season. Verlander hasn't looked great in his return, but it's still Verlander and a cheap line. I'll bite. 

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Detroit Tigers -118

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