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Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 4/23/19 Game 1 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Tuesday April 23, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers +190 / Boston Red Sox -222 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers are 3-7 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 20 hits and six RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Niko Goodrum have combined for 35 hits and 12 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 1-2 with a 5.71 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox are 8-7 this season when scoring four or more runs. J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 28 hits and 11 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers have combined for 41 hits and 13 RBI. Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 8.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Sale is 10-8 with a 2.94 ERA and 184 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games, 17-40 in their last 57 road games and 6-17 in Boyd's last 23 road starts. The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 Monday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in Sale's last 10 home starts. The under is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-2-2 in Sale's last 11 starts overall. The under is 8-1 in Tigers last 9 road games.

The Detroit Tigers are worth a look with the plus money when you consider just how badly Sale has pitched up to this point and the fact he's lost six of his last eight starts when favored. With that said, Sale has won 10 of his last 16 home starts when favored, and he's allowing a .212 batting average with 50 strikeouts in 118 career at bets against current Detroit Tigers hitters. The Boston Red Sox are also showing signs of life lately and should return home a much more confident team than when they left. The Red Sox should get the job done here, and I'll take the RL to add value to the wager.

Boston Red Sox RL

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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