Tigers at Red Sox - 7/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (51-48) at Boston Red Sox (55-41)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Verlander (9-6) (3.74) vs. D Pomeranz (8-7) (2.83)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -135 / Detroit Tigers +125 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Monday night on ESPN.
The Detroit Tigers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 117 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 57 RBI and Nick Castellanos has 18 home runs. Justin Verlander gets the nod, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 3-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to produce at an elite level, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 132 hits, Mookie Betts has 63 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 10 home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 2.83 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. This will be Pomeranz’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 11-5 in Verlanders last 16 Monday starts. The Red Sox are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter.. The Tigers are 15-36 in the last 51 meetings in Boston.
It's very tough to bet against the Red Sox at home, as they continue to be a scoring machine. The Tigers have the offensive firepower to keep up with Boston, but they've been very inconsistent for majority of the season. Give me the Red Sox.