Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers +175 / Boston Red Sox -213 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action at Fenway Park.
The Detroit Tigers look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers are 8-1 this season when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 23 hits and seven RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 38 hits and eight RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Ross is 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Red Sox are 5-14 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with 29 hits and 11 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 47 hits and 24 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 3-8 in their last 11 Wednesday games, 17-40 in their last 57 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass. The Red Sox are 45-14 in their last 59 during game 3 of a series, 20-7 in Rodriguezs last 27 home starts and 35-16 in Rodriguezs last 51 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 5-1 in Rodriguezs last 6 starts overall. The under is 8-1 in Tigers last 9 road games.
The Boston Red Sox aren't playing well enough to be laying these prices, especially after losing both games of a doubleheader yesterday to a subpar Detroit Tigers club. I'm certainly not laying this type of juice with a pitcher in Rodriguez who has allowed 26 hits and 16 earned runs in 20 innings this season, which includes a .302 batting average. Ross has allowed six earned runs in his last 12 innings and has had issues with his control in two of his four starts. This feels like an over game with the way both pitchers have had trouble keeping runs off the board.