Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (48-61) at Detroit Tigers (53-55)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
J Kelly (3-6) (6.11) vs. D Norris (2-1) (3.23)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -145 / Boston Red Sox +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, NESN
The Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox face off on Friday at Comerica Park in game one of their MLB series.
The Detroit Tigers have won their last two games but this season has been a step back from recent years. The Tigers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 27-28 at home, and they are 10.5 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Tigers are hitting .274 with Jose Iglesias hitting .314, Ian Kinsler hitting .296 and J.D. Martinez hitting .287. The Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.44 with the starters at 4.53 and the bullpen at 4.26. For game one against the Red Sox the Tigers start Daniel Norris Who allowed four hits and a run while striking out seven over 7.1 innings to get the win at Baltimore in his Tigers debut.
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The Boston Red Sox have been a huge disappointment this season and they sit in last place in the American league East. The Red Sox are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 21-33 on the road, and they are 14 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .256 with Xander Bogaerts hitting .310, Dustin Pedroia hitting .287, and Alejandro De Aza htting .308. As a team the Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.57 with the starters at 4.85 and the bullpen at 4.06. For game one at Detroit the Red Sox start Joe Kelly who has allowed 103 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 74 over 88.1 innings for a 3-6 record and a 6.11 ERA.
Detroit is 1-5 against a team with a losing record and 5-1 in their last six games against a right-handed starter. Boston is 6-15 in their last 21 games, 2-5 in game one of a series, and 0-4 in Kelly’s last four road starts. Boston is 4-10 in their last 14 games in Detroit.
The total is on the high side here but for good reason, we should expect plenty of scoring and my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on the winning team and I post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.