Tigers vs. Red Sox - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (48-61) at Detroit Tigers (53-55)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
W Miley (8-9) (4.55) vs. A Simon (10-6) (4.55)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -107 / Boston Red Sox -103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSDT
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers play game two Saturday night.
The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 game. The Red Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Red Sox have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 126 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. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 4.55 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. This will be Miley’s first career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after also splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 129 hits and 50 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 94 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight home games. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 4.55 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog and 0-5 in Mileys last 5 starts. The Tigers are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Simons last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Detroit.
Miley has not won a game since July 2nd, and Simon has allowed four or more runs in seven of his last eight starts. No thank you. If you're going to play this matchup, I suggest taking the over.