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Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Analysis

The Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox will square off at Fenway Park for the third of a three-game set on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

The Tigers are currently in fourth place in the American League Central standings with a 26-42 record. Away from Comerica Park, Detroit owns a 9-20 mark. Detroit sits 11.5 games behind Cleveland Guardians for the top spot in the division. Boston is positioned third in the American League East standings with a record of 38-31 overall and 19-16 at home, which puts the Red Sox 12.5 games behind Milwaukee for the division lead.

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Prediction

The Detroit Tigers enter this matchup fourth in the AL Central standings, 11.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place. The Tigers most recently went 2-2 SU in a four-game series against the Rangers and have lost eight of their last 10 games. Detroit has struggled to get anything going offensively this season, averaging 2.86 runs per game (30th), have a batting average of .225 (27th), on base percentage of .281 (29th), and a slugging percentage of .325 (30th). The first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been their most consistent hitter with a batting average of .291 (60-206), three home runs, and 22 RBIs.  

The Red Sox are currently third in the AL East standings, 12.5 games behind the New York Yankees for first place. Prior to this series, Boston went 2-1 SU in a three-game series with the Cardinals and have won seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox started the season 14-22, but have managed to turn things around with a 24-9 record over their last 33 games. The offense has been great over that stretch and have season averages of 4.73 runs per game (7th), batting average of .258 (3rd), slugging percentage of .413 (6th), and an on base percentage of .320 (10th). Third baseman Rafael Devers is having a solid season with a batting average of .330 (89-270), 16 home runs, and 43 RBIs.  

The Red Sox lead this series 2-0 after a victory on Tuesday night. I like that trend to continue and for Boston to complete the series sweep on Wednesday. Michael Wacha has been one of the Red Sox best pitchers this season and should be able to have a great outing against this low scoring Tigers offense. Not a whole lot of value in the Red Sox moneyline, so will be playing the runline here. 

Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2
Best Bet: Red Sox -1.5

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Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. AL East
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – MLBN

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox – Current Form

The Tigers lost 3-0 against the White Sox last Wednesday, but then went 0-3 to the Rangers in their next game on Sunday. The Tigers were the weakest on Friday, when they failed at completing even one single run in game two of a four-contest series against the Rangers. Scoring 14 runs against the Texas Rangers on Saturday’s third game in the series was their best performance in their last seven games. Boston continues to thrive, winning four out of their last six games against the Athletics and the Cardinals. The Athletics scored only one run against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, which was Boston’s best result in the last two series.

The Red Sox were the weakest on Saturday, when the St. Louis Cardinals scored 11 runs in game two of a three-contest series against the Cardinals.

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox – Pitching Matchup

Detroit: Tarik Skubal (5-4, 3.13 ERA)

Detroit ace Tarik Skubal toes the rubber for his 12th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 5-4 mark and 3.13 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 1.08 WHIP to go along with 79 strikeouts and 14 walks in 74.2 innings of work. The 25-year old left-hander couldn’t lift the Tigers to a home win over the Texas Rangers on June 17, 2022. In his losing start, Skubal tossed five innings in the 0-7 defeat by Texas Rangers, while giving up five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks. In five road starts this season, Skubal has compiled a 2-1 record in 35.2 innings, while striking out 39, walking five batters, and putting together a 2.52 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.

Boston: Michael Wacha (5-1, 2.27 ERA)

Michael Wacha will make his 11th start of the season for Boston, who’s hoping to find some more traction after posting a 5-1 record and 2.27 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.03 WHIP, 17 walks, and 41 strikeouts across 59.1 innings of action. Boston’s 30-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came at home against the St. Louis Cardinals June 17, 2022. He allowed one run on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts in a 6-5 Red Sox victory. Wacha is 2-1 with a 1.02 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes eight walks, 18 strikeouts, and a 0.95 WHIP over 26.1 innings of action.

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox – Series History

The 2021 season created palpable tension between the teams, with both the Tigers and the Red Sox winning three out of six games in that year. The Red Sox have won four of five contests against the Tigers this season.

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